The Miami Heat tied the series at one on Sunday and now go to San Antonio to try and steal one on the road against the gritty veterans. Check the NBA Finals odds at Bovada sportsbook.
The Heat proved they were not going to go down easy after their game one loss against the Spurs on Wednesday. LeBron, who only scored 17 points in game two, got plenty of help from his teammates to secure the victory. Chris Bosh finally showed up scoring 12 points on 6-10 shooting, and Mario Chalmers entered the party tallying 19 points going 6-12 from the field and 5-5 from the line. Ray Allen added 13 and Wade contributed 10 points. The Spurs kept it close until the end of the third quarter; that was when Miami realized they might go down 0-2 in the series and went on a 14-3 run to give them a 10 point lead going into the fourth. Unlike game one when the Spurs committed only four turnovers, Miami forced 16 this game and a 10-33 shooting night from the “big three” (Duncan, Parker, Ginobili).
The Spurs come back home for game three where they were 35-6 during the regular season. If you want to bet on the Spurs, here are a few encouraging signs. Kawhi Leonard followed up his terrific game one individual defense on Lebron with another impressive showing, forcing a 7-17 shooting night and grabbing 14 rebounds in the process. Danny Green was 6-6 from the field and 5-5 from downtown. The large margin of defeat is not a concern because Coach Popovich took his starters out with 7 minutes remaining in the fourth. The Heat flat out were desperate late in this game and they responded.
I’m still taking the Spurs -2 here at home. Believe in the vets, I think they pull through at online sportsbooks.