Here’s everything you need to know for Game 2:
- If you missed Game 1, read about it in our Game 1 Recap.
“The story of this game was the Spurs’ execution in the 4th quarter, and the lack of said execution for the Heat. Miami committed multiple turnovers in the last 7 minutes that helped the Spurs distance themselves.”
- Read Milwaukee Bucks, a team that had a losing regular season record. Can’t we just skip ahead to Game 3, so we don’t have to deal with all the anticipation and (in my case, disappointment; in your’s, jubilee) that this might be the series where the Heat actually defend home court and get off to a 2-0 series lead (spoiler alert, this is not the series where that happens). I mean, has there ever been a defending NBA champion that’s even made it to the Finals again (let alone won it again) with such an abysmal record in the first two games of a playoff series? (Please, I don’t even want to know the answer to that question unless it was Michael Jordan’s 1996-1997 Bulls, which it’s not, because I just looked it up.)”>our email exchange with Fansided’s San Antonio Spurs site, Air Alamo.
“I don’t know why the Miami Heat can’t win Game 1 and Game 2. Somehow, the Heat are allergic to defending home court — I mean, the last time the Heat won both Game 1 and Game 2 was against the Milwaukee Bucks, a team that had a losing regular season record.”
- What happened on Tony Parker’s crazy last-second shot at the end of Game 1? Read our (quite literally) second-by-second breakdown of The Play.
- What did our staff writers have to say about Game 1? Read here now!
“I still say in Heat in 6. But if the Heat lose Game 2, my predictions will change. Remember, the Heat were down 0-2 in the 2006 NBA Finals before winning it in six games. They were also down 0-1 to the Thunder in last year’s Finals before winning it in five games.”
- Read about LeBron’s legacy being at stake yet again.
“And so the question of “Can Lebron win the Big One?” continued for the following five years until he finally came out on top as a member of the Miami Heat in the 2012 NBA Finals.”