5 Factors That Will Determine the 2013 NBA Finals Winner

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5 Factors That Will Determine the 2013 NBA Finals Winner
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs will take to the NBA's grandest stage as they vie for a chance to hoist the Larry O'Brien Trophy as the champions of the basketball world. 

While the Spurs figure to reap the rewards of a 10-day layoff between games, the Heat will be forced back into action after just two days. 

The Spurs will undoubtedly have an edge when it comes to game-planning and scheming early in the series, but as always, the Heat will counter with adjustments of their own. 

In a near dead-even matchup of two experienced and well-coached clubs, there are several key factors to consider before the series gets underway. 

 

Note: All statistics courtesy of Basketball-Reference and NBA.com/stats unless noted otherwise. 

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