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  1. SalemPats

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    It was a fun game last night especially with the 3s reigining down from both teams in the last 3-4 minutes. Lance did his job last night, but I think Miami closes it out at home.
     
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    Lance didn't do jack shit. The referees decided that the series was going to 6 before tip off even happened and LeBron had a bull's eye on his back from the get go.
     
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    You have a point there, but Paul George made some ridiculous shots when the Heat came roaring back. I don't think you have to worry, the Heat will win easily tonight
     
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    George made those shots in part because he wasn't exhausted from having to guard LeBron all game long. I don't expect LeBron to pick up three quick fouls tonight and I hope the Heat blow the doors off that punk ass team.
     
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    Agreed. Even though I hate Miami, hate em. The foul calls on LBJ the other night were travesties. The NBA looks more and more 'controlled' by the day. The league saw Miami rolling to a 4-1 series win and knew they could milk another game outta it getting more rating, money, etc... from this.

    I really hope Indy wins tonight, but there's no way Paul George plays like that again and theres no way Lebron shots that poor and has that foul trouble again.
     
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    Take it easy, Pacers. That bad boy should have been over in five.
     
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    Oh, and mark my words: Lance Stephenson will never be a champion.
     
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    The NBA Finals are on the expected trajectory. There's not much else to be said.
     
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    The Spurs want another crack at the champs. I say let's go. The previous dynasty vs. the new dynasty.
     
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    Putting the mockers on the Heat before they go b2b2b Kontra? That's confident of you.

    It should be an interesting series. Personally, I'd like to see a 4-0 whitewash for the Spurs but LeBron won't allow that. He's some player (even if he flops).
     
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    Well, to be fair, dynasties are technically teams that win 3 or more over a decade. The Heat have done that. If they win this one (it'll be tough), there will be no doubt. It will be interesting to see if the zebras let us so much as breathe on Duncan without blowing the whistle this year.
     
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    I don't agree with your definition of a dynasty. 2006 was a different team/regime and is too far removed from the current crop of players. Dynasties tend to have a core group consistent to each championship.

    For the record, I think the Heat will win. The NBA is on a mission to glorify LeBron (they generally have a player for every decade). I don't blame them.
     
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    The operative word in that one is "technically", as one could make the case that the '06 team belongs there (Riley, Spoelstra, Wade, Haslam). The '06 team won, the '07 team went to the playoffs, the '08 team rebuilt, and the team has been back in the playoffs since 2009 with two NBA titles and four appearances now with a chance to go back to back to back. IMO, you could already argue that they're a dynasty but a victory over the Spurs in this one should leave no doubt.

    As an aside, did anyone else find it strange that Duncan basically poked the bear? You'd think that if anyone would have given out the company line when asked about playing the Heat again, it would have been him.
     
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    I don't think it will make one iota of difference what Duncan said. That sort of "stuff" lasts for 5 minutes at the beginning of the first game then it's forgotten.
     
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    Yeah I think Duncan's comments show how bad he wants this and how pissed he is that they were 30 seconds away from it last season...

    Tim Duncan is a Top 10 player all time no doubt if they win this year.
     
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    I think Duncan is top 10 all time regardless of whether they win or lose. People forget just how good he was when he was in his prime.
     
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    I'm suprised at how much the media wants the Spurs to win, but I think Heat in 5. Parker is banged up and Duncan is great, but looks a tad bit slower than last year. The Heat's perimeter defense is very strong and with Parker's bad ankle it will be tough for him to attack the middle like he usually does.
     
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    It's definitely a good thing the Spurs won Game 6. They needed the rest badly. If Parker is gimpy, I think it's Heat in 5. If not, I would still take the Heat... just in 7. He is the key to this series for them. His dribble penetration forces the Heat's defense to collapse and he's a good enough passer to where he can feed his shooters on the wing before the Heat's close out defense has a chance to effect the shot.
     

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