The San Antonio Spurs have the momentum, even though top veteran guard Tony Parker is expected to play with a hamstring injury.
The Spurs know that history will be on their side when they take Game 4 with a win at the At&T center in San Antonio.
A Game 4 win means taking a 3-1 lead, with a golden chance to close out the Finals series and wrap up the franchise’s fifth NBA title at home over the weekend.
Eight NBA teams have come back from a 1-3 deficit in a Playoff series, but never in an NBA Finals series.
San Antonio’s emphatic 113-77 win in Game 3 demonstrated the team’s unpredictability on offense.
For though the Spurs have been relying heavily so many times during the Playoffs on their battle-tested veterans like Tim Duncan, Parker and Manu Ginobili, unheralded players like Danny Green and Gary Neal showed everyone that they are worthy successors once the the vets pass the torch to them – the next generation Spurs.
As for the defending champion Miami Heat, going for a series tie is the way to go. And the Heat’s “Big Three” of Lebron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh need to come up with superlative performances to keep Miami’s title-retention big alive.
Game 4 will surely be another exciting battle.
Who will prevail: the Spurs of the Heat?
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