Heat vs. Spurs: Game 6 Preview -- Put Up, Or Shut Up

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Jun 16, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) lays the ball up past San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan (21) during the fourth quarter of game five in the 2013 NBA Finals at the AT

Before the NBA Finals started,  iff I had told you that the Spurs would hold a 3-2 series lead going into Game 6, what would you have said?

Probably something along the lines of



Yeah.  No.”

(I’ll be the first to admit, those would probably would have been my initial thoughts.)

Unless you’re the diehardest San Antonio Spurs fan in the history of all diehard San Antonio Spurs fans (you know, the ones that have a Tim Duncan snuggie, or sleep with Tony Parker’s rookie card tucked underneath their Manu Ginobili pillow, or both) you probably didn’t have San Antonio winning this series.

But right now they are one game away from doing just that.

 Which means this guy will probably be s        himself for the entirety of Game 6.

As for Diehard Spurs Fan #2, what happens if Tim Duncan pulls a Jordan, and retires, only to come back with a non-Spurs team?  What if it’s the Mavs?  Or the Lakers?  And what if he leads them to a title at age 53 (or however old he is)?  What then?

Miami’s going to win Game 6.  Miami hasn’t lost back-to-back playoff games and I don’t think tonight will be the night (at home, to boot) that they lose back-to-back playoff games.  Too much is on the line for Miami, while San Antonio doesn’t have as much pressure (for the Spurs, there’s always Game 7; for the Heat, this is their Game 7, at least for the moment).

On top of that, Manu Ginobili probably won’t have another big game tonight.  (Read more to see why.)

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