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The San Antonio Spurs Case for the NBA Championship

The San Antonio Spurs Case for the NBA Championship

Jun 1, 2014

Last night the San Antonio Spurs took down the Oklahoma City Thunder in order to make their way back to the NBA Finals for the second year in a row. Like last year the Spurs will try to knock off the defending champions, the Miami Heat. Last year the Spurs were a few plays away from winning the championship. This year they have another legit chance at winning it all again.

Like the Heat, the Spurs didn’t change much from their Finals roster last year. The biggest difference has to be the presence of Marco Belinili instead of Gary Neal but the two have similar games (Marco is better in my opinion) and Belinili has fit into the rotation well. Also Jeff Ayres has replaced DeJaun Blairs spot minutes if that means anything. This Spurs core is the same as last year so they should give the Heat the same problems as last year.

I doubt Danny Green will have the same type of performance as he did last year (dude was on fire from three) but I have no problem saying Kawhi Leonard is going to turn up. Leonard is slowing moving from role player to legit scoring option for the Spurs and this series should be no different. Also Patty Mills has been getting a lot of run this year and Patty has been doing his thing so that’s another thing to look at. This team features a lot of unselfish players who move the ball to get great shots so that should really help their case.

One thing that could go against the Spurs is Tony Parker’s injury as he didn’t play in the second half of the Spurs game 6 victory. If Parker isn’t in top shape the team will lose a dynamic scorer within their offense and have to rely more heavily on Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili. If TP is good to go (he should be) then the Spurs big 3 should have much problem.

The Spurs also have a great defensive team as well and have a guy that they can throw on any of the Heats players (even LeBron James). If Tony Parker is healthy and the Spurs continue to get production from their bench then they should have a great shot at being crowned champions.

Was good though, it's me Everick Davis Jr. Born and raised in Portsmouth Virginia, I'm currently a senior at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. I watch every sport (not so much golf) but I am huge on the NBA. My favorite players right now are J.R. Smith, Russell Westbrook & Nick Young. Drinking beer and watching sports is my favorite past time and I do it year round! I used to play basketball on the regular until everyone else kept growing and I still stood at 5'6. So that's when I channeled my efforts into becoming the next Stephen A Smith or anything close to that. I currently write for "The Carolinian" newspaper in Greensboro, NC and intern for Random Fact about me, I love anime, my favorite one is One Piece! Second random fact, I got beatz! check me out

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