George Diaz: The San Antonio Spurs may as well be a beached whale somewhere along the sunny South Florida coast. They are dead, or close to it. That putrid stink is coming from Game 6 of the NBA Finals. There are a lot of things that went wrong for the Spurs in the closing seconds of regulation, and it will come back to haunt them in a very nauseating way. My call is that they have no shot at winning Game 7, and will likely get blown out by the Miami Heat. Read the rest of George's Game 7 predition on his blog.
Mike Bianchi: Before the series started, I picked the Spurs in 6 and that’s what it should have been. Unfortunately, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich decided not to play his best players at the end of game and allowed the Heat to come back from the dead. Move over, Pop, and make room for Spo on that NBA Coaching Mount Rushmore. Heat win big Thursday night.
- Photos: Heat-Spurs, Game 6
Poll: Who do you think will win Game 7
- Video: Spoelstra: 'This is elite competition, two teams that aren't backing up'
- Winderman: Previewing Game 7
Brian Schmitz: I picked the Spurs when the playoffs first started, you know, in the spring. So I have to stick with 'em. I was looking like a genius for 47 minutes and 32 seconds Tuesday night. Then the Spurs turned into the Pelicans. I feel as shaky as Manu Ginobili about this now, but Spurs win.
Josh Robbins: If any team can recover emotionally from the disappointment of losing Game 6 in that fashion, it’s the Spurs. Still, I think the Heat are the more talented team. The Spurs have played better team ball. But LeBron James is, far and away, the world’s best player. He’ll lead Miami to a 93-85 win.
Shannon Owens: Miami will repeat as NBA Champions. There is no way LeBron James and Co. will lose the title at the American Airlines Arena to San Antonio now that they have the momentum. San Antonio will lose by at least 10 points, but that score will not reflect the great series this was.
Roger Simmons: Sorry, Spurs fans. I just don't see any way San Antonio can come back from that emotional Game 6 loss to Miami and win Game 7. And Miami has found the key to stopping San Antonio: shutting down the 3-pointer. Danny Green may have set the NBA record for most 3s in the Finals, but he made only one of his team-high five attempts on Tuesday. The Heat, meanwhile, hit 11 of their 19 3-point attempts compared to the Spurs' 5-of-18 night.
Those are some of our predictions. What are yours? Add your comments below or vote in our poll.
You must be registered with OrlandoSentinel.com to leave comments.
Become a fan of the Orlando Sentinel Sports Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/orlandosentinelsports