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Game 2 Showdown

While so much controversy surrounded a broken air conditioner in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, ideally in Game 2 we will all be talking about the actual game.

Whether or not the San Antonio Spurs had an advantage because of the 90-plus heat in the AT&T center is moot, because they won the game and it will stand. The win also exemplified the postseason roll the Spurs are on.

The Spurs have now won eight straight postseason home games by 15 points or more. That is an NBA record. For all the celebrating the Spurs, Spurs fans and Miami Heat haters are doing, they are also being cautious because a one-game lead of the Heat means nothing.

That’s why I think we can’t be satisfied. Because we was in the same situation and we know they can win here, and so we just have to go out there and play our game and try to win this one. I think it’s a big game for the series. 

-Tony Parker

The Heat dropped the opening game to the Spurs last year and to the Oklahoma City Thunder the year before and both times they came back to win the championship, so they are long from counted out.

LeBron James is expected to be fully ready for this game, after dehydration due to the lack of air conditioning led to James having to sit the tail end of the fourth quarter of Game 1 with cramps.

Arguably, James exits is what led to a rejuvenation for the Spurs. Before that San Antonio had committed 23 turnover, leading to 28 Miami points.

While the world (mostly the internet) was talking about James, few recognized how well the Spurs squad played, turnovers aside.

Tim Duncan shot 9 for 10 from the field. Tony Parker put up 19 points and had eight assists.

The game starts at 8 p.m. ET. The book have the Spurs as the -4 point favorites with a -170 moneyline.

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