Recap: 2013 NBA Finals Part 1 of 3

Game 1: First Blood On A Clutch Shot.

6:31:53 PM | 6/7/2013 | Friday

All eyes were on the Game 1 of the 2013 National Basketball Association championship series between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs. What went wrong for the defending champions, and how did the Spurs steal the opener at the opponent’s home court? What the Heat have to adjust next outing and how should Spurs sustain their play?

The Heat’s players were doing well in offensive end. You talked about their shooting, rebounding and their ball movement. However, defense was definitely a huge factor on this one. Consider this thing, during the first twelve minutes of action. Miami shot well from the field but still can’t get away from the Spurs’ tempo. It may be fast, but still it was close fight between them. And it was still the game’s pace all the way until fourth quarter.

And I think the way the game played by the Spurs in the fourth canto spelled the fate of both teams. I’m talking about better plays, and capitalizing Miami’s clutch turnovers, with a few and notable of them belonged to the MVP LeBron James.

So, you might think that he is choking eh? (i.e. Hater: “LeChoke does it again.”) Hey, it’s too early to tell, though. But the problem for them is that LBJ and company used to suffer a bunch of “fourth-quarter meltdown” scenarios in most of their Final games in 2011. It could almost appear like a déjà vu.

Game 2: Statement Block

2:00:37 PM | 6/13/2013 | Thursday

Miami Heat leveled the series last week before that huge game 3. Let’s take a look back though. How on earth did that happened?

4th quarter story, just like any other big games during the previous part of the 2012-2013 season, both regular and post season wars.

The first three quarters appeared like a deja vu sequence for both teams in Game 1. Close fight. But if the game 1 turned in the visitor’s favor. This time, it went on the home team. We saw the last few minutes of the third quarter swindling into the side of Miami Heat. They had a 10-point lead after 36 minutes of action.

But then, just in the middle of the scorching run by the Heat, so was this emphatic block by one of their superstars in Lebron James.

Forget the fact that he hadn’t scored more than 18 points in every game of the series. Forget that he struggled in his shooting (like the way he used to when he faced the same opponent in ’07 finals).

He just got better defensive plays, and talk about timing and elevation, eh? Especially when it comes to blocking a big man like Tiaggo Splitter.

If his other “large guy” teammates can do that just like him (or even “better than him”) they should have a better poise when it comes to big games like the Finals. The Birdman can be an exception for that though.

Back to the run though, i think the Spurs had their worst loss ever in the Finals, as that game was then apparently the large margin of the series.

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Recap: 2013 NBA Finals Part 1 of 3 (DF blog version)
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