2013 NBA Finals: Our Predictions


Nov 29, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; San Antonio Spurs center Boris Diaw (33) is pressured by Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Based on previous knowledge, the NBA Finals are going to be great this year! The Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs are both deserving of championships, but when it comes down to it, its the drive and focus to be able to finish this late in the season. One team is disciplined and focused, and another team is excited and energetic. They’re both determined.

The Spurs have been the most dominant team in the NBA playoffs so far. With a 12-2 record, the only team they’ve played and haven’t swept is the Golden State Warriors. They’ve have no troubles so far, but their times of ease are over. The Miami Heat have been equally dominant in the playoffs, with a 12-4 record.  This team is a young dynasty, looking to win their second championship in a row. The Spurs are looking to win their last before the end of an era. Here are our predictions.

Eric He, Editor: Spurs in 6

"Spurs in 6. Rest for Duncan/Parker will benefit them greatly. LeBron James is denied another ring and signs with Cleveland in 2014. The Big 3 disintegrates and the Heat become the laughingstock of the league. At least that’s what I hope happens."

Baily Deeter, Assistant Editor: Heat in 6

"LeBron James has stepped up and is poised for more NBA Finals success. The defense was suffocating in Game 7 against the Pacers, and Wade and Bosh finally showed flashes of what they can do. Expect James to step up again, and expect the rusty Spurs to have their hands full with the Heat."

Jake Dal Porto, Assistant Editor: Heat in 6

Tej Kamaraju, Senior Staff Writer: Spurs in 6

"As much as the Spurs deserve the championship, the Heat are just that much better. Many may want to see LeBron James fail, but that’s very selfish. It’s going to be a very close series, but the Spurs may just have the edge, simply because of their coaching."

Brian Banifatemi, Senior Staff Writer: Heat in 5

Greg Nguyen, Senior Staff Writer: Heat in 6

Ryan Sakamoto, Senior Staff Writer: Heat in 7

Michael Springer, Senior Staff Writer: Heat in 6

Maggie Pilloton, Senior Staff Writer: Spurs in 6

"I’ve gone back and forth on who I think is going to win the Finals. It’s a really tough one to call, but I’m going to go with my first guess and say Spurs in 6."

Hudson Alexander, Staff Writer: Spurs in 5

Harris Haque, Staff Writer: Heat in 6

Ian Kaufman, Staff Writer: Spurs in 6

It appears that our overwhelming answer was “Heat in 6”. Of course, these predictions can vary, as the Spurs are a very sharp team who has what it takes to shut out the Heat. The reason I say that is because earlier this year, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobli took a rest against the Heat in Miami, only to lose by just a few points. Around 58% of us think that the Heat are going to come away with the series, and that’s a pretty educated prediction. Remember, however, the Spurs are able to take other teams down with their coaching.

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