Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday Roundtable: Who Will Win The NBA Finals?

LeBron James is doing all he can to win that second ring. (

BDD's Friday Roundtable is a weekly discussion among a group of our writers on a trending NBA or college basketball topic.

This week's question: With the NBA Finals tied 2-2 through four games, who wins the series and in how many games?

With the series tied 2-2, Heat-Spurs is going to seven games. San Antonio will bounce back for game five and win on their home court, but once the action returns to South Beach, LeBron James will finally prove he has the killer instinct that he has so long been criticized for lacking. James has already shown flashes of it this season and will submit for final acceptance two noteworthy performances, taking on the scoring load while using his excellent court vision to find his teammates for efficient looks. James can't do it all on his own - Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the role players need to chip in buckets, too - but when LeBron is on, there's no one in the NBA who can contain him, not even in the Spurs' fundamental system.

The way this back-and-forth series has gone so far, it's hard to not think it will go all seven games. Miami has not lost two games in a row throughout the entire postseason, but they have also not won two games in a row since finishing off the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference Semifinals and winning game one against the Indiana Pacers (that was 11 games ago). Even if San Antonio wins game five in front of the home crowd, which seems feasible, it feels more likely Miami wins two straight before losing two straight, sealing the series with two wins in Miami. It's hard to count out the Spurs, as they were really the better team the first three games for all but the second half of game two, but it's also hard to bet against LeBron James, especially if Dwyane Wade continues to play like his former self. If Miami can get more production from guys like Udonis Haslem and Mario Chalmers, they win it in seven.

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