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CBS Local Sports’ 2014 NBA Finals Predictions

In a rematch of last years final which went 7 games, the San Antonio Spurs square off against the Miami Heat and Tony Parker and company hope to prevent LeBron and the Heat from winning their third consecutive NBA championship.

06/05/2014

Tim Duncan #21 and head coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs talk during practice as part of the 2014 NBA Finals on June 04, 2014 at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: NBA Finals Preview — Spurs Will Top Heat In 7

Unless Wade and James both play to a star’s level, and they find some help from the supporting cast, I think the Spurs win a hotly contested seven-games series. Spurs in seven.

06/05/2014

LeBron James (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) and Michael Jordan (Photo credit should read MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Keidel: LeBron Is Leaving Us No Choice But To Compare Him To Jordan

If we may make the small assumption that the Miami Heat will bag their third consecutive title next month, it will infuse a few watts to the charged debate about LeBron James’s place in NBA history.

05/28/2014

Paul Pierce of the Brooklyn Nets reacts in the final seconds of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on May 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Should Have Been Better — But They Weren’t

In as fitting an ending as you could script for this season, the host Heat roared back from an eight-point deficit in the last three minutes to send the Nets back to Brooklyn for good, 96-94.

05/15/2014

A fan encourages Donald Sterling to sell the Clippers (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images); LeBron James (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Union VP: LeBron ‘Ain’t Playing’ Next Season If Sterling Sticks Around

The question now isn’t where LeBron James will be playing in 2014-15. It’s whether he — or anyone else — will suit up at all.

05/14/2014

LeBron James of the Miami Heat puts on a show during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 12, 2014 at Barclays Center. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Facing Elimination, Nets Need Minor Miracle To Come Back Against Heat

Since James, Wade and Chris Bosh became teammates, the Heat are 8-0 in home games that could end a series. Two of those wins came against Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett when they were wearing Boston green.

05/14/2014

LeBron James of the Miami Heat puts on a show during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 12, 2014 at Barclays Center. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Depth No Match For Miami’s 1-Man Show

The cold truth is that these guys are limited in what they can be counted on to do night-in and night-out. And this series has proven that those limits make it awfully hard to take down a King.

05/13/2014

Mario Chalmers #15 of the Miami Heat passes the ball as Paul Pierce #34 and Kevin Garnett #2 of the Brooklyn Nets defend in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Barclays Center on May 12, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

LeBron Scores 49, Heat Take 3-1 Lead Over Nets

LeBron James tied his playoff career high with 49 points, Chris Bosh made the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 57 seconds left, and the Miami Heat beat the Brooklyn Nets 102-96 on Monday night for a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

05/13/2014

The Nets’ Paul Pierce reacts in the second quarter against the Miami Heat during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 10, 2014, in Brooklyn. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: If Not Your Admiration, Nets At Least Deserve Your Attention

Still want to talk Knicks? Phil Jackson and Steve Kerr? There’s a far better story going on in Brooklyn, one that you really should start paying attention to.

05/12/2014

Paul Pierce (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets’ Paul Pierce On Heat: ‘They’re Not Unbeatable’

Paul Pierce called the Miami Heat a juggernaut. He insisted they are still the team to beat. So yes, the Brooklyn Nets have plenty of respect for the two-time defending NBA champions — and no fear.

05/12/2014

Mirza Teletovic of the Brooklyn Nets takes a shot against the Miami Heat during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 10, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: In-The-Zone Teletovic Keeps Nets’ Hopes Alive

Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd turned to Teletovic and asked him to do the seemingly impossible — go toe-to-toe with the best player on the planet.

05/11/2014

Shaun Livingston #14 of the Brooklyn Nets dunks against the Miami Heat during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on May 10, 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Make It A Series, Rain 3s Down On Heat In Game 3

Joe Johnson scored 19 points, Andray Blatche had career playoff highs of 15 points and 10 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets handed the Miami Heat their first loss this postseason, 104-90 on Saturday night in Game 3.

05/10/2014

Kevin Garnett #2 of the Brooklyn Nets sits dejected on the bench during the fourth quarter of Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 8, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Nets’ Big Names Coming Up Small Against Heat In Playoffs

Deron Williams couldn’t score in the last game. Kevin Garnett has barely scored at all. And the Miami Heat keep proving that when it comes to constructing a super team, still nobody has done it better.

05/10/2014

Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets looks on against the Miami Heat during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 8, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Stars Come Up Small; Inch Closer To Being Blown Up By Owner

Tick, tick. Somewhere in Russia, Mikhail Prokhorov is sitting in some chamber in his mansion ready to dismantle his expensive American toy.

05/09/2014

MIAMI, FL - MAY 8: Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat goes up for the layup against the Brooklyn Nets during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2014 NBA playoffs at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on May 8, 2014.  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Down 2 To Miami After Bosh, LeBron Lead Heat To 94-82 Win

LeBron James scored 22 points, Chris Bosh added 18 and the Miami Heat took a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series by beating the Brooklyn Nets 94-82 on Thursday night.

05/09/2014

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