The 2013 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs have gotten off to a thrilling start. The Spurs shocked the world in Game 1, the Heat exacted revenge in Game 2, and fans across the league are ready for a series that could end up going the distance.
If we’ve learned anything thus far, it’s that there’s no way to truly predict what will happen. That said, there are a number of factors that will determine the rest of the series.
Figuring out which issues are important isn’t rocket science. In fact, a lot of them are common sense. But what’s important to note is that the game of basketball doesn’t change once you reach the finals.
It’s still about effort, it’s still about X’s and O’s, and it’s still about which team can execute with the Larry O’Brien Trophy officially on the line.