Huge plays by LeBron James, Ray Allen, Chris Bosh allow Heat to rally against Spurs, force Game 7
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.
Ira Winderman looks ahead to a Game 7 on Thursday after a near-miraculous rally at the end of regulation to force overtime sets the stage for the Miami Heat's series-tying win over the San Antonio Spurs.
My call is that they have no shot at winning Game 7, and will likely get blown out by the Miami Heat. To make it even more painful, the poser Heat fans who left the game early and missed one of the greatest comebacks in NBA history will be dancing in the streets, acting as if they have been loyal since Day One and mocking the Spurs for their inability to close.
Kawhi Leonard and Manu Ginobili each missed free throws that would have clinched the game, and Gregg Popovich got overly-enamored with defensive matchups and took out the team’s best rebounder, Tim Duncan, down the stretch. The result was offensive rebounds that led to 3s by LeBron James and Ray Allen.
This one was all but won. The Larry O’Brien Trophy was getting rolled into the Spurs locker room when officials had to put the skids on, and stop the process.
Those tread marks you see today are on the backs of the Spurs.
Magic Johnson and Michael Wilbon, both analysts for a pedestrian-to-awful NBA Countdown crew on ABC, at least got one call right Tuesday night:
They each said the Spurs choked.
It is the most vile word you can throw at a professional athlete or a team.
Or sticking to the metaphor, a beached whale.
Spoelstra respond's to reporter's question about Wade not being on the line up for Game 6 against the Spurs.