NBA Finals 2013 Preview: Heat vs. Spurs

The wait is finally over! Live from South Beach and the Alamo, it’s the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs on the NBA‘s biggest stage for the game’s top prize.

Miami enters this contest after a grueling seven-game classic against the Indiana Pacers that saw some interesting stuff: Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are both hurt and Wade has beef with LeBron James, who carried the Heat for the latter part of the Eastern Conference Finals.

That bodes well for the Spurs, who got nine days’ rest after sweeping the Memphis Grizzlies. San Antonio is back in the NBA Finals after a six-year drought and it’s now or never for this team that’s nearing the end of the Tim Duncan era.

The key for Heat will be keeping the pressure off LeBron to shoulder the load while also trying to keep Tony Parker out of the paint, which is much easier said than done. On the flip side, the Spurs are in good shape if Wade and Bosh continue their hobbled struggles in the title series and Duncan keeps playing like he’s 10 years younger.

Now that the 2013 NBA Finals are set, who’s your pick to win it all this year? Comment below and let us know!