Spurs win game 1 of the NBA Finals 92-88 against the Heat

The Spurs stole home court advantage; Are the Heat in trouble now?

6/7/13 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Jun 6, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) drives to the basket against the San Antonio Spurs during game one of the 2013 NBA Finals at the American Airlines Arena. San Antonio Spurs won 92-88. Mandatory Credit: Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo-USA TODAY SportsThe Spurs stole game 1 of the NBA Finals 92-88 over the Heat, thanks to a huge game from Tony Parker and a vintage disappearing act from LeBron James in the 4th quarter.

The Heat had a lead going into the 4th quarter, but then the Spurs held them to only 16 points in the 4th, and stole the win.

LeBron finished with a triple double, racking up 18 rebounds and 10 assists to go along with his 18 points, but he'll need to take over the game more and score a lot more if the Heat want to win this series.

If you picked the Heat to win this series before it started, don't worry. They're still an incredibly talented team, and they have the ability to win a game in San Antonio if they need to. And now they need to.

The Spurs did a great job of limiting turnovers, with only 4 in the entire game.

The Heat can win this series, but they absolutely need to find a way to get LeBron some more open looks and get the ball in his hands. If he can go off (like we know he can), there isn't much the Spurs can do.

Lots of people might overreact to this one win, but these are still the Miami Heat. The Spurs are an incredible team, and they have an outstanding Big 3 of their own, but don't count out the Heat quite yet.
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6/10/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect


6/7/13   |   Scott   |   53876 respect

I understand Lebron wanting to come out early and get the rest of the team involved but at some point, the King has to get a bit more selfish and take the game over in the scoring column.  The Heat settled for too many jump shots and it showed in the fact that they only shot 17 free throws. 

6/7/13   |   MortonsLaw   |   156 respect

I'm confused why people would think the Heat are in trouble. They lost game 1 at home in the previous two series. The Heat only show up when they need to.