The Miami Heat look to bounce back from Thursday’s game one loss at home against the Spurs tonight. Check the NBA Finals odds at Bovada sportsbook.
After all the speculation that the Spurs would be “rusty” following a nine day break since sweeping the Memphis Grizzlies, the Spurs veterans shut everybody up as they outlasted the Heat 92-88 in game one. Tony Parker was magnificent anchoring the offense, scoring 21 points including barely getting off a shot with under 20 seconds remaining to make it a two possession game. Tim Duncan showed no signs of old age adding 20 points and 14 rebounds, along with blocking three shots on the defensive end. With four three pointers from Danny Green, spectacular individual defense from Kawhi Leonard on LeBron, and only committing FOUR turnovers as a team, the Spurs seemed to find the recipe to defeating the Heat.
Miami had plenty of questions to answer after game one. Such as why did LeBron James and Chris Bosh shoot the exact same amount of shots? Why was Bosh standing behind the three-point line down four with under a minute to play? Most importantly, how do you shoot a higher percentage from the field AND out rebound the bigger Spurs by nine and still lose the game? If you watched the game, you came out thinking the Heat played well and lets not forget LeBron had a triple double. For Miami to win tonight LeBron has to be more involved in the fourth quarter; he only had four shots in game one. Credit the Spurs for shutting the lanes down and providing double teams when he got in the paint, but the great ones find a way.
I think the Heat will get their rhythm back and win tonight but it will be close. Take the gift-wrapped 5.5 points for the Spurs again but first check out online sportsbook reviews.