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Will the Spurs' Big Three bounce back?

June 11, 2013
Jun
11

NBA Finals: Game 3

"It starts with me," Tony Parker said of the Spurs' chances in Game 3, and judging by his Game 2 performance, he's not wrong. Parker was minus-27 during his time on the floor in the Spurs' 103-84 loss, the worst mark out of the Spurs' Big Three in this series. Going down 2-1 after losing a game at home could have dire consequences for the Spurs. Do their veteran core players have it in them to make the necessary adjustments?

Which team will win Game 3 of the NBA Finals in San Antonio? (9 p.m. ET, ABC)

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  • Which ''Big Three'' do you have more confidence in right now?

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  • What are you expecting out of Manu Ginobili in Game 3 of the NBA Finals?

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  • What are you expecting out of Tim Duncan in Game 3 of the NBA Finals?

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  • What are you expecting out of Tony Parker in Game 3 of the NBA Finals?

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Have the Spurs taken control of this series?

June 7, 2013
Jun
7

NBA Finals: Game 7

The Miami Heat came back in grand fashion against the San Antonio Spurs in one of the most exciting postseason games in recent memory. LeBron James lost his headband and caught fire (metaphorically), Ray Allen hit another clutch 3-pointer, Chris Bosh had a number of key blocks in overtime, and the Heat are alive for another day. With such a dramatic end to Game 6, it's almost absurd that both teams have to play again -- but play again they must, in Game 7 in Miami.

  • Which team will win Game 7? (9 p.m. ET, ABC)

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  • The Heat are favored by 6.5 points over the Spurs in Game 7. What will the final score be?

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  • What are you expecting out of LeBron James in Game 7?

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  • Which Big Three will perform better in Game 7?

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  • What should LeBron James do with his signature headband in Game 7?

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  • Which team are you rooting for in Game 7?

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  • The median ticket price for Game 7 is $699. Would you pay that much to see your favorite team in a championship Game 7?

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  • Who will be the MVP of Game 7?

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  • Which would be better for the NBA?

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  • What do you make of Chris Bosh telling Heat fans who left Game 6 early to stay at home for Game 7?

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NBA Finals: Game 1

Game 1 of the NBA Finals tips off tonight (9 p.m. ET, ABC) in Miami, and it's anyone's guess as to the eventual victor. LeBron James is looking for revenge after his Cavaliers were swept by the Spurs in the 2007 Finals, which means a victory tonight could go a long way toward setting the tone for the rest of the series. If any team is unlikely to be intimidated by James and the Heat, however, it's the veteran Spurs. Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have seen it all before.

Which team will win Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Miami? (9 p.m. ET, ABC)

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  • What are you expecting out of LeBron James in Game 1 of the NBA Finals?

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  • How big of a motivating factor will the Cavaliers' loss to the Spurs in the 2007 NBA Finals be for LeBron James in these Finals?

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  • Will the Spurs be rusty in Game 1?

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  • Which team will win the NBA Finals?

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NBA Finals: Game 7

The Miami Heat came back in grand fashion against the San Antonio Spurs in one of the most exciting postseason games in recent memory. LeBron James lost his headband and caught fire (metaphorically), Ray Allen hit another clutch 3-pointer, Chris Bosh had a number of key blocks in overtime, and the Heat are alive for another day. With such a dramatic end to Game 6, it's almost absurd that both teams have to play again -- but play again they must, in Game 7 in Miami.

  • Which team will win Game 7? (9 p.m. ET, ABC)

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    Discuss (Total votes: 339,921)

  • The Heat are favored by 6.5 points over the Spurs in Game 7. What will the final score be?

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    Discuss (Total votes: 52,453)

  • What are you expecting out of LeBron James in Game 7?

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    Discuss (Total votes: 36,485)

  • Which Big Three will perform better in Game 7?

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      60%

    Discuss (Total votes: 36,488)

  • What should LeBron James do with his signature headband in Game 7?

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      52%
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      48%

    Discuss (Total votes: 82,871)

  • Which team are you rooting for in Game 7?

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      66%
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      34%

    Discuss (Total votes: 222,176)

  • The median ticket price for Game 7 is $699. Would you pay that much to see your favorite team in a championship Game 7?

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      41%
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      59%

    Discuss (Total votes: 32,000)

  • Who will be the MVP of Game 7?

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    Discuss (Total votes: 29,944)

  • Which would be better for the NBA?

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    Discuss (Total votes: 35,999)

  • What do you make of Chris Bosh telling Heat fans who left Game 6 early to stay at home for Game 7?

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    Discuss (Total votes: 52,739)

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From the inside out, we've seen a little bit of everything in the playoffs -- dominating all-around play from LeBron James, strong defensive performances by Roy Hibbert and spectacular shooting from Stephen Curry. But who knew players such as Nate Robinson, Mike Conley or Kawhi Leonard would step up the way they have? NBA Insider David Thorpe ran down his postseason MVP rankings and it's time for SportsNation to do the same.

NBA postseason MVPs

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony

Knicks, F
Postseason: 29.3 PPG, 1.9 APG, 6.5 RPG

Andrew Bogut

Andrew Bogut

Warriors, C
Postseason: 8.1 PPG, 2.0 BPG, 11.0 RPG

Mike Conley

Mike Conley

Grizzlies, G
Postseason: 17.9 PPG, 7.8 APG, 4.5 RPG

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry

Warriors, G
Postseason: 26.5 PPG, 8.9 APG, 4.3 RPG

Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan

Spurs, F
Postseason: 18.7 PPG, 1.3 APG, 8.3 RPG

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

Thunder, F
Postseason: 33.3 PPG, 6.4 APG, 9.1 RPG

Marc Gasol

Marc Gasol

Grizzlies, C
Postseason: 18.5 PPG, 3.5 APG, 7.5 RPG

Paul George

Paul George

Pacers, F
Postseason: 18.9 PPG, 4.4 APG, 8.3 RPG

Roy Hibbert

Roy Hibbert

Pacers, C
Postseason: 13.5 PPG, 2.5 BPG, 9.1 RPG

LeBron James

LeBron James

Heat, F
Postseason: 23.5 PPG, 7.2 APG, 7.3 RPG

Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard

Spurs, F
Postseason: 13.0 PPG, 1.7 APG, 8.3 RPG

Joakim Noah

Joakim Noah

Bulls, C
Postseason: 11.7 PPG, 2.4 APG, 9.6 RPG

Tony Parker

Tony Parker

Spurs, G
Postseason: 22.8 PPG, 6.2 APG, 4.5 RPG

Zach Randolph

Zach Randolph

Grizzlies, F
Postseason: 19.8 PPG, 1.8 APG, 8.3 RPG

Nate Robinson

Nate Robinson

Bulls, G
Postseason: 17.4 PPG, 4.0 APG, 2.0 RPG

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