Spurs and Heat NBA Finals is unpredictable

The Spurs and Heat continue to prove that we don't really know anything about the NBA Finals

6/12/13 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Jun 11, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard (2) dunks against Miami Heat shooting guard Ray Allen (34) during game three of the 2013 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Erhman/Pool Photo-USA TODAY SportsBefore the series, most people looked at the NBA Finals as a second coronation for LeBron James and the Heat.

After the Spurs eked out a close win in Game 1, people suddenly decided that the Heat needed to blow it up and the Spurs were just too smart, too well coached, and too savvy for the Heat to handle.

Then, the Heat blew out the Spurs in Game 2, leading many to compare this series to last year's Finals, in which the Heat dropped the first game before sweeping the next four from the Thunder.

The Spurs screwed it all up last night, beating the Heat 113-77 and leaving egg on the collective faces of the pundits and fans who predicted a cakewalk for the Heat.

If there's one thing we know for sure about this series, it's that we don't really know what we think we know.

LeBron James, who is undeniably the most talented player on the planet right now, is being shut down pretty well by the Spurs. In Game 3, he virtually disappeared, and later took the blame for the loss.

In 3 games, LeBron is averaging 16.6 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 7.3 assists. Those are respectable numbers, but not for James, who averaged nearly 27 points per game in the regular season.

As big of a deal that it is for the Spurs to hold LeBron to relatively human-like numbers for the first three games, the big story right now is Tony Parker's injured hamstring.

With Parker healthy, the Spurs obviously have a great chance to win this series. Without him, it would seem as though they'll have a lot tougher time.

But then again... do we REALLY know anything at all about this series?
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