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Heat vs. Spurs: Game by Game Predictions, Schedule for 2014 NBA Finals

Game by Game Predictions for 2014 NBA Finals: Heat vs. Spurs

2013 NBA Finals - Game Seven
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Here are again, same time next year: The Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs, this time in the 2014 edition of the NBA Finals. It’s a rematch of last year’s title bout but the teams are not the same. Although most of the names on the rosters haven’t changed, the way these teams compete the format for the series (back to traditional 2-2-1-1-1 format) have. As the series gets set to start, let's break it down on how it will turn out, game by game.

Game 1 in San Antonio on Thursday, June 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET

Tony Parker
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Game 1 in San Antonio on Thursday, June 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET

Tony Parker
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The Spurs have been stellar at home in Games 1 throughout this year’s playoff, going a perfect 3-for-3 in the first three rounds. Don’t expect that to change in the Finals with Tony Parker proving his ankle isn’t a problem and recording at least 20 points while dishing out at least 10 assists in a nine-point San Antonio victory.
Result: Spurs lead series 1-0.

Game 2 in San Antonio on Sunday, June 8 at 8:00 p.m. ET

Dwyane Wade's Health
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Game 2 in San Antonio on Sunday, June 8 at 8:00 p.m. ET

Dwyane Wade's Health
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Just like last year’s finals, we’ll go back and forth for the first part of the series. LeBron will have a big first half in Game 2 while Dwyane Wade will catch fire in the second half for a grueling three-point victory. With the series shifting to Miami in Game 3, expect everyone to lean toward the Heat after this one.
Result: Series tied 1-1.

Game 3 in Miami on Tuesday, June 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET

Kawhi Leonard
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Game 3 in Miami on Tuesday, June 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET

Kawhi Leonard
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San Antonio will shake off the road woes that plagued it in Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference Finals and top the Heat in a South Beach overtime thriller. Kawhi Leonard will hit the game-winning three-pointer late in OT to give the Spurs the win and the series advantage yet again.
Result: Spurs lead 2-1.

Game 4 in Miami on Thursday, June 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET

BOSH
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Game 4 in Miami on Thursday, June 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET

BOSH
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In typical Heat fashion, the defending champs will bounce back in their second home game of the series behind a typical game from LeBron and a monster one from Chris Bosh. The often forgotten member of the Heat’s Big Three typically has one incredible game in each playoff series and this will be it for the Finals.
Result: Series tied 2-2.

Game 5 in San Antonio on Sunday, June 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET

Manu Ginobili Spurs Heat Game 5
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Game 5 in San Antonio on Sunday, June 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET

MANU GINOBILI
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The 15 times the Spurs have taken the court for Game 5 in a playoff series tied at 2-2 under Gregg Popovich, they’ve won 12 times. That trend will continue on their home court in this Game 5, just like it did in last year’s finals with a vintage performance from Manu Ginobili and a quiet 20-10 game for Tim Duncan. Here we go again, right?
Result: Spurs lead series 3-2.

Game 6 in Miami on Tuesday, June 17 at 9:00 p.m. ET

San Antonio Spurs, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker
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Game 6 in Miami on Tuesday, June 17 at 9:00 p.m. ET

San Antonio Spurs, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker
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In the same scenario as a year ago, the Spurs will not come up short this time. In typical San Antonio fashion, the offense is clicking, knocking down threes and getting solid production from the bench. There are no late heroics by Ray Allen or LeBron in this one as the Spurs win their fifth title in 15 years to cement their dynasty and ride Tim Duncan off into the sunset as the greatest power forward of all time.
Result: Spurs win series 4-2.