Heat vs. Spurs Game 7: Key Stats That Will Determine the NBA Title

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Heat vs. Spurs Game 7: Key Stats That Will Determine the NBA Title
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Thursday night's Game 7 matchup is what the NBA is all about. The game's best player will lead the team with the best regular-season record against the team with the second-best mark.

Two epic Big Threes will collide to earn the right to call themselves NBA Champions, as LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh square off with Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker in a marquee attraction. 

There's also the culmination of the head coaching chess match between San Antonio Spurs maestro Gregg Popovich and the ever disrespected and underrated Heat coach Erik Spoelstra.

The taglines and hype could go on forever. After six games, there aren't a ton of consistencies with the winners and losers of the previous contests in the series. Both teams have lost games while succeeding in the areas that would appear to be integral to their success.

The unpredictable results are to be expected in a series where no team has managed to win back-to-back games up to this point.

However, after crunching the numbers and employing a bit of hoops logic, there are five key stats that will ultimately prove to be determining factors for which team will win it all.

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