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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Bleacher Report – NBA - 3 mins ago. The NBA is a fashion-conscious league, so perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert is fashionably late to this party. According to the big man, tossing his teammates under the Pacers bus as it careened off a cliff might not have been the best idea. “I think that I should’ve kept […]...

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Bleacher Report – NBA - 40 mins ago. The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers have insisted their games needed a greater big-picture meaning to be classified as a rivalry. An opening-round playoff battle, starting Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC), just might do the trick. The Pacific Division foes locked horns four times in 2013-14, with the home team holding serve during each meeting. […]...

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Bleacher Report – NBA - 45 mins ago. Fact: There have been 453 best-of-seven series in NBA history. Teams that win Game 1 go on to win the series 77.3 percent of the time. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: ESPN Stats and InfoRead more NBA news on BleacherReport.com...

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Bleacher Report – NBA - 60 mins ago. New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson doesn’t have many supplies on hand, but he’s reportedly planning a summer cleaning nevertheless. After a 95-92 win over the Toronto Raptors in the Knicks’ season finale, Jackson addressed his team and gave a small indication of his thoughts for its future. He lauded the work done by […]...

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Bleacher Report – NBA - 12 hours ago. Collectively, the Los Angeles Lakers produced their worst season in franchise history.  Individually, the players all get passing grades accompanied by a cloudy future.  These guys played hard and passionately for most of a very long, frustrating, unfortunate season in which they set a franchise record for futility.  There just weren’t enough bodies due to […]...

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