1. How Much Blame Does Erik Spoelstra Deserve for Miami Heat's Finals Performance?

    In the course of their 4-1 destruction of the Miami Heat in the 2014 NBA Finals , the San Antonio Spurs flexed several commanding advantages over LeBron James and company...

    Tom Sunnergren Written by Tom Sunnergren about 24 days ago 16,668 reads 129 comments

  2. Is the Big 3 Model Sustainable for Miami Heat?

    After a humbling, if not humiliating, loss to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals, it’s tempting to suggest the Miami Heat ’s model is broken...

    Tom Sunnergren Written by Tom Sunnergren about 25 days ago 16,555 reads 80 comments

  3. Stats Show 2013-14 San Antonio Spurs Were the Most Dominant NBA Finals Team Ever

    Fans measure dominance in different ways, but no metric is more black and white than the final box score. With that in mind, David Joyner of LittleWhiteStatistics...

    Dan Carson Written by Dan Carson about 26 days ago 37,012 reads 53 comments

  4. San Antonio Spurs Squash Myth Depth Doesn't Matter with Dominant Finals Run

    Depth drubs star power more than the NBA 's makeup suggests. Superteams —actual, work in progresses or outright phonies—crop up like hipsters at a "How To Love and Hate Things Ironically" convention...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 26 days ago 2,785 reads 6 comments

  5. Blaming LeBron James for Miami Heat NBA Finals Loss Misses the Mark

    Trolls come, but they never go — a life lesson LeBron James has learned time after time during his 11-year career, and one he's being schooled in again following the Miami Heat 's 2014 NBA Finals collapse...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 26 days ago 4,911 reads 29 comments

  6. 3 Key Themes of the Social Chatter from Game 5 of 2014 NBA Finals

    On June 15, the San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat in Game 5 to win the NBA Finals. With the Big Three vs. the Loyal Three, social media exploded with an abundance of trending topics...

    Joseph Zapata Written by Joseph Zapata about 26 days ago 223 reads 1 comments

  7. Why San Antonio Spurs Should Already Be Planning 2015 NBA Finals Run

    Here's an uncontroversial proposition for general manager R.C. Buford and the San Antonio Spurs ' powers that be after demolishing the Miami Heat in five games during the 2014 NBA Finals : Keep a good thing going...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 26 days ago 7,328 reads 21 comments

  8. Heat vs. Spurs: Analyzing Most Telling Statistics from 2014 NBA Finals Game 5

    The San Antonio Spurs put on yet another stellar team showing against the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the 2014 NBA Finals . Solid contributions from starters and bench players earned the Spurs a 104-87 victory and NBA title...

    Sean ODonnell Written by Sean ODonnell about 26 days ago 8,827 reads 1 comments

  9. Shane Battier Officially Retires from NBA After 13-Year Career

    The Miami Heat's bid for three straight championships fell short, as they were eliminated in Game 5 of the 2014 NBA Finals on Sunday, 104-87 , against the San Antonio Spurs...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 26 days ago 53,074 reads 93 comments

  10. Kawhi Leonard Named MVP of 2014 NBA Finals

    San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard was named the 2014 NBA Finals MVP following his team's clinching 104-87 home victory over the Miami Heat in Game 5 Sunday at the AT&T Center...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 26 days ago 92,874 reads 284 comments

  11. Heat vs. Spurs: Game 5 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2014 NBA Finals

    The 2014 NBA Finals were an anticlimactic rematch. Just don't tell that to the San Antonio Spurs, their multitude of fans or purists who enjoy marvelous, impeccably executed team basketball...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 26 days ago 163,376 reads 1145 comments

  12. 15 Great 2014 NBA Playoff Performances You've Totally Forgotten

    Another year, another NBA playoffs that flew by faster than a downhill freight train. In the end, it was the San Antonio Spurs who exacted righteous revenge over the Miami Heat, dismantling the defending champs in five games...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 26 days ago 20,473 reads 59 comments

  13. Tiago Splitter Swats Dwyane Wade Layup Attempt in Game 5 of NBA Finals

    Tiago Splitter catches a lot of flak for seemingly avoiding the easy dunk, but as this vicious, backboard-shattering, third-quarter block on Dwyane Wade proves, vertical ain't ...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 26 days ago 16,253 reads 56 comments

  14. LeBron James Emphatically Swats Shot out of Bounds in Game 5 of NBA Finals

    LeBron James was dialed in to start Game 5 of the 2014 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs, both offensively and defensively. In the first quarter, on a Patty Mills layup in transition, LeBron emphatically swatted the ball into the front row...

    Tyler Brooke Written by Tyler Brooke about 26 days ago 55,132 reads 126 comments

  15. Chris Bosh Guarantees Miami Heat Will Win Game 5 of 2014 NBA Finals

    Chris Bosh eats crystal balls for breakfast. Confidence could be eluding the Miami Heat on the brink of NBA Finals elimination. They trail the San Antonio Spurs 3-1 in the series, a deficit no team has ever successfully erased in the Finals...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 27 days ago 34,550 reads 373 comments

  16. NBA Finals Schedule 2014: TV Info, Updated Odds for Heat vs. Spurs Game 5

    The San Antonio Spurs are on the brink of an NBA championship, but the Miami Heat are not willing to give up just yet. Although no team has ever come back from down 3-1 in the series to win a title, LeBron James is not scared...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 27 days ago 605 reads 0 comments

  17. NBA Finals 2014: Schedule, Odds and Prediction for Heat vs. Spurs Game 5

    After a Game 4 rout of the Miami Heat, the San Antonio Spurs are just one game away from getting their retribution with a 2014 NBA Finals victory...

    Sean ODonnell Written by Sean ODonnell about 27 days ago 5,774 reads 1 comments

  18. San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat: NBA Finals Game 5 Preview, Predictions

    The San Antonio Spurs didn ’t head to South Beach for a vacation. Given their dominant performances against the Miami Heat in Games 3 and 4 of the 2014 NBA Finals , though, they may have felt like were on a relaxing team retreat...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 29 days ago 53,705 reads 489 comments

  19. Heat's Struggles Suggest Spurs Might Just Be Too Much for Miami to Handle

    MIAMI — The supportive serenade started late in this blowout, after a brief "Go Spurs Go!" chant faded out, after many spectators filed out, and while late entrant James Jones was shooting the lights out...

    Ethan Skolnick Written by Ethan Skolnick about 29 days ago 91,354 reads 759 comments

  20. Up Against Ropes in NBA Finals, How Will LeBron James Respond?

    Do or die. We've seen LeBron James in situations like the one he'll face on Sunday, when the Miami Heat return to the Alamo City in search of a season-saving victory. Thirteen times in his career has James faced imminent elimination...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 29 days ago 49,799 reads 537 comments

  21. NBA Finals Game 4: Top Playmakers to Watch in Pivotal Matchup

    During a stoppage in play during Game 3 of the NBA Finals , San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich approached forward Kawhi Leonard and delivered a few friendly punches to his chest...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Josh Needelman about 30 days ago 414 reads 0 comments

  22. Chris Bosh Says Miami Heat 'Must Win' Game 4 of 2014 NBA Finals

    Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat know better than anyone that the NBA Finals aren't over until somebody hoists that Larry O'Brien Trophy...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 30 days ago 11,696 reads 96 comments

  23. Spurs vs. Heat: Full TV Info and Odds for NBA Finals Game 4

    When the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat tip off for Game 4 of the NBA Finals, Miami will have to figure out how to adjust following an unexpected drubbing...

    Josh Cohen Written by Josh Cohen about 30 days ago 708 reads 0 comments