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Do The Spurs Have Any Chance Of Beating The Heat In Game 7 Of The NBA Finals Tonight?

Submitted by on June 20, 2013 – 11:18 amOne Comment

The San Antonio Spurs are done. Finished. Dead in the water. At least, that seems to be the consensus amongst NBA fans, analysts, and experts. After suffering a devastating defeat to the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals on Tuesday—a game that the Spurs had all but won with about 20 seconds left—the thought is that San Antonio doesn’t have enough left in the tank to win Game 7 tonight. They are tired, demoralized, depressed and…oh, stop it. Even though they most definitely are all of those things—and probably more—Game 7 isn’t automatically going to go to the Heat. In fact, if you ask me, the Spurs are more than capable of winning Game 7 and taking the NBA title back to Texas.

So why do I think the Spurs are still very much alive? Well, for starters, they’re the Spurs. They have won four NBA titles in the last 15 years, and they know what it takes to win a championship. Additionally, everyone is counting them out right now heading into Game 7. And that bodes well for them. They will have all the motivation they need tonight to put forth a great effort in Game 7. And finally, they have all of the pieces that it takes to beat the Heat. Honestly, they just need them all to work together. On Tuesday night, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green both had bad games. Yet, they still almost came out victorious in Game 6. So imagine what might happen if the Spurs are firing on all cylinders.

With all of that in mind, I won’t be surprised at all if the Spurs are able to win in Miami tonight. It’s not going to be easy, since the Heat have the momentum right now and sound like they’re ready to go. But if the Spurs stick to head coach Gregg Popovich‘s game plan, make shots, and continue to play solid defense against LeBron James & Co., they could very well walk out of AmericanAirlines Arena with a W and the Larry O’Brien Trophy. It would be an upset, for sure. But it wouldn’t be the biggest upset we’ve ever seen. Not by a long shot.

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