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Heat Have Big Advantage In Game 7 Experience

Experience or youth? It’s often the difference between winning and losing in sports and Game 7 will feature plenty of both for the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat.

06/20/2013

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History Favors Home Team In Game 7s

The Miami Heat put together one of the best regular seasons in recent memory thanks in large part to a 27-game winning streak. But it also secured home-court advantage throughout the playoffs and that could be a deciding factor on where the Larry O’Brien trophy stays for the next year.

06/20/2013

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Heat & Spurs Battle For Legacies In Game 7

And then there was one. One game to decide the value of a year’s worth of work trying to become NBA champion. For one team, it’s one last shot at glory as the window is nearly closed on a historic run and for the other, immortality winning back-to-back championships.

06/20/2013

Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs plays defense on LeBron James of the Miami Heat during Game 3 of the NBA Finals. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

NBA Finals Game 7: Title, Legacies At Stake For Heat, Spurs

The truly memorable teams won the hard way, and that will be the case for the one celebrating at center court this time.

06/20/2013

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Schmeelk: Epic Game 6 Of NBA Finals Filled With Greatness And Blunders

There are moments every once in a while that remind you why you sit in front of a television and watch all those games, and Tuesday night was one of them.

06/19/2013

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VIDEO: The LeBron James Headband Game

It will be known as the LeBron James Headband Game.

06/19/2013

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Why The Spurs Must Win Game 7

Nobody wants to be remembered for choking? Just ask Bill Buckner.

06/19/2013

The Spurs’ Tony Parker, right, passes against the Heat’s Chris Bosh during Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals on June 18, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Heat Somehow Survive Instant Classic Game 6 In Overtime

Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds to play to force overtime and the Miami Heat staved off elimination with a 103-100 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.

06/19/2013

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5 Things to Watch For In Game 6 of NBA Finals

Five things to watch for in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, as the San Antonio Spurs try to clinch their fifth title and end the Miami Heat’s reign on Tuesday night:

06/18/2013

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Spurs A Model Of Patience & Success

The Spurs have long been the NBA’s gold standard when it comes to drafting and development, preferring to roll up their sleeves and scour the globe to find the right players to slot into well-defined roles in San Antonio.

06/18/2013

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Odds Stacked Against Heat In Game 6

The Miami Heat dug themselves a hole when they allowed the San Antonio Spurs to go up 3-2 in the 2013 NBA Finals. Heading into Game 6, the Heat face long odds of just getting to Game 7, much less winning the NBA championship.

06/18/2013

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Heat Have No Room For Error Versus Spurs In Game 6

They lost three times in three months in one of the most overpowering stretches the NBA has ever seen.

06/18/2013

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Heat Have Been Here Before

The Miami Heat have been playing the entire 2012-2013 season with a mentality of championship or bust. After dropping Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the Heat’s proverbial backs are against the wall and the championship dreams are close to becoming another Finals nightmare.

06/17/2013

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Manu Ginobili Sparks Spurs To Game 5 Win

Manu Ginobili ran onto the floor as fans stood and screamed. He went to the bench, and they chanted his name. The sights and sounds of so many San Antonio spring nights were back Sunday — and the real party might be just a few days away.

06/17/2013

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Spurs KO Heat; Lead Series 3-2

The Miami Heat came back to the AT&T Center looking to take a 3-2 lead with the series set to return to South Florida. Instead, the Spurs’ hot shooters stayed hot and San Antonio’s 114-104 victory sends the series back to South Florida.

06/17/2013

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