The defending world champion Miami Heat defeated the Indiana Pacers in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, and it all came down to 60 minutes, 4 quarters, and 1 game. The Heat return to the NBA Finals for a chance to defend their throne, and although the going has been tough, Miami will be playing in the cozy comforts of South Beach. The NBA Finals are set to begin on Thursday as the Heat will take on the well-rested San Antonio Spurs, who have been on a mini-vacation since sweeping the Memphis Grizzlies nearly two weeks ago.
The Spurs have proven time and time again that no matter the circumstances, this team knows how to win, and knows how to close out an opponent. Been there, done that. So far in the 2013 Playoffs, no one has been able to stay on the floor with San Antonio, and nobody seems to have an answer for point guard Tony Parker. Unlike Memphis, which had no one capable of consistently putting the ball in the basket, Miami does have scorers, including NBA MVP LaBron James, who like Parker, has been unstoppable in these Playoffs. Game 1 is Thursday night in South Florida.