NBA Finals Game 2 Preview: Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs

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Updated: June 6, 2014
Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs

Game Date: 08 June 2014 (8:00pm/5:00pm)

Game Venue: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas

(Featured image source: newsday.com)

 

The intensity of summer heat did not go on the same degrees as Miami Heat—the Floridian team was trounced by a sweltering force from San Antonio Spurs at the NBA finals first game, 110-95. LeBron James has fallen prey to injury in the last quarter and his presence in Game 2 might be put to an unwelcome hiatus, which might also trigger discomfort amongst online betting enthusiasts.

 

Technically a rematch, NBA’s final games would culminate as this year’s basketball highlight, whether on a local level (for the US) or on the much broader international scene. Tim Duncan engulfed 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the Spurs subdued the Heat on a 1-0 lead at the sauna-like AT&T Center.

 

Temperatures were soaring inside the court after a failure on ventilation, which partly caused both teams to succumb to the conditions at some points. Nevertheless, it was a strong display of athleticism from the two rivals and despite the tough situation, they both delivered.

 

“It was tough on both teams,” said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. “They were pretty dead. We tried to get guys in and out. It was really hot out there.”

 

Dwyane Wade aims to prove that he will be so much better this year than the he was a year ago, even striving to outdo what he has accomplished in the regular season. Chris Bosh, meanwhile, targets a strong slate that he can use to obliterate the embarrassing zero-goal stint he had on Game 7 last year. He did manage to score 18 points from the freshly concluded Game 1, but he thirsts for more. Both Miami Heat players are looking to score a degree of reputational redemption on Game 2.

 

Predicted Game 2 winners: Spurs will make 2-0, but the scoring would be so much narrower this time