The moment everybody was waiting for was here. It was the rematch. Miami vs. San Antonio. The older and wiser San Antonio Spurs were up against the hu...
When both teams are at their best, the Spurs motion O is a perfect foil to the Heat's trappy D: San Antonio flows quickly from one action into the next, each player cutting constantly as the ball whips around, in search of the open man.
The one guy for the Spurs who can change this series is Kawhi Leonard -- nobody else on the roster can defend LeBron James that well. But what Leonard did in Game 3 was not only bother James (22 points and seven turnovers) as well as force him to use screens for offense, but also completely take over the game offensively. Leonard -- who, ironically, hails from Los Angeles and went unrecruited by the LA schools before going to San Diego State -- scored a career-high 29 points on 10-13 shooting.
The Heat ask Bosh to fill a near-impossible role: to play like a Nowitzki-Aldridge hybrid, but without the post-touches that help those guys get into an offensive rhythm.
Summoning the strength to play in unplayable conditions, the Spurs outlasted then blasted the Heat late, beating them by a final score of 110 to 95.
It took less than a full quarter of the first game of the NBA Finals to see how the rest of the series between Miami and San Antonio will go: Coach Gregg Popovich wants his team to control the pace of play at all costs.
Like the city of San Antonio itself, the Spurs were built by immigrants one brick at a time and meant to last. As America itself changes, I can't help but wonder if, in these Finals, we're getting a juxtaposition of the old America with the new.
This is the Final's rematch we've all been waiting for: the two best teams in the NBA set to square off -- the Lone Star Loners vs. the Heatles. One team is in desperate need of redemption, the other has a chance to cement their legacy as a team for the ages.
Can we call the Miami Heat a modern dynasty or are they just merely dominant? Do they need to beat the Spurs again, or, are they already there?
If you're in the city where the temperatures are high, why not get your adrenaline soaring as well? In case you're looking for something exciting to do, we've rounded up a few activities that are sure to get your heart pumping next time you're in Miami.
National Golf Day was May 21, 2014. There are so many great things about golf that extend far beyond the actual sport.
While you might encounter a star or two shopping for home décor at Fendi Casa in South Beach, these five places just about guarantee a glitterati sighting (other than The Biebs, of course).
When I see people wearing Nets apparel, I figure they're just reppin Brooklyn. That leaves the Nets in a potentially unique situation: everyone loves their brand, but not many people actually follow the team.
Guess we don't need those Game 5 tickets for the Heat vs. Bobcats. But, hey, no complaints -- we're the only team in the playoffs to sweep its adversary, and while doing it we looked Miami Strong!
Is there such a thing as having too much talent? This is the perennial question facing the owners of big-time sports franchises -- not to mention the managers and coaches and players and fans. Does adding more and more talent add up to ever better team performance?
With the Pacers in rapid decline and the Heat sliding not far behind, anything seems possible. Check that: almost anything (sorry, Charlotte). With hopes of early upsets, here are my picks for the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.