Heat vs. Spurs: San Antonio Will Shock Miami With Easy Win in Game 1

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The first game of the 2013 NBA Finals features the fresh San Antonio Spurs against the battered and bruised Miami Heat.The Spurs haven't played a game since May 28, which means Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan and the rest of the team's veterans have had a nine-day break to rest their bodies. Meanwhile, it's only been three days since the Heat defeated the Indiana Pacers in Game 7 of that brutally physical series.Rest assured, a well-rested Parker will run circles around his weary opponents.It's worth saying that Game 1 won't determine the series—not in this year's Finals. Both teams feature veterans who have "been there and done that" a few times, and a four-game... Read more

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