The San Antonio Spurs have been waiting for quite some time to see whom they’ll face in the NBA Finals, but the matchup is finally set.
After an intense seven-game series with the Indiana Pacers, the Miami Heat prevailed. The heroics of four-time MVP LeBron James led the way for Miami, as Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh each provided lackluster performances.
The interior size of the Pacers proved to be a matchup nightmare for the Heat. Miami was the league’s worst rebounding team during the regular season, and that clearly did it no favors against Indy.
James and Co. will see a similar matchup problem as they prepare to face the veteran Spurs. The interior size of Tim Duncan and Tiago Splitter will be a major X-factor in the series. No disrespect to Roy Hibbert or David West, but neither of those two players has the winning pedigree of Duncan.
TD aims to win his fifth NBA championship, while James charges his way toward ring No. 2.
The 2013 NBA Finals has no shortage of storylines, so let’s examine some bold predictions as the Heat and Spurs get set to square off for the Larry O’Brien Trophy.