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[Vanity] NBA Finals Game 7 - Spurs vs. Heat
self | 2013-06-20 | Me, myself and I

Posted on 06/20/2013 3:58:55 PM PDT by re_nortex

Game Seven.

In the realm of sport ($1 to RINO Romney), those are two stirring words.

And in just a few hours, the San Antonio Spurs have a shot at redemption after frittering away what should have been a slam dunk for a fifth NBA title and a deserved crowning of a dynasty.

Game six is still fresh in my mind. Not only Tuesday's collapse when the Spurs were up by 5 with 20 seconds left. Yet another game six is still painful for this Texan. That of course was the 107th World Series when the Rangers were two strikes away -- TWICE -- from claiming the prize. Similarly, San Antonio was just two free throws away -- TWICE -- from beating the Heat on their own floor.

It seemed inevitable. Miami fans were streaming for the exits for what appeared to be a fait accompli. Even the Larry O'Brien trophy was being wheeled down the hall for the postgame ceremony and the certain Spurs celebration.

But, like 2011, 2013 a game six was the dagger for two Texas teams.

Can the Spurs bounce back? The series has been a sequence of alternating win-lose. And the arrow now points in San Antonio's direction. But after the crushing defeat of just two days ago, it will be a miracle to overcome the home floor advantage and the momentum now clearly on Miami's side.

So who wins? Lebron and the Heat in a romp.



TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: basketball; finals; game7; heat; nba; rangers; sport; spurs; texas; worldseries
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I think my pregame analysis is on target and the prediction of a Heat win will be right. But my fervent hope is that I'm totally wrong and, in a few hours, will be eating crow on this very forum.

Let me assure you, that bird will be a very tasty late night dish.

1 posted on 06/20/2013 3:58:55 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: re_nortex

Go Spurs!


2 posted on 06/20/2013 4:00:51 PM PDT by Borges
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To: re_nortex

Go Miami!


3 posted on 06/20/2013 4:01:16 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: re_nortex

Spurs probably should win, probably should have won already, but it’s NBA refs, Heat will win.


4 posted on 06/20/2013 4:01:33 PM PDT by discostu (Go do the voodoo that you do so well.)
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To: re_nortex; Colonel Kangaroo
And more thing...

IBTJABOOTSWC = In Before They're Just A Bunch Of Overpaid Thugs, So Who Cares?

Former Spur David Robinson, Naval Academy graduate

5 posted on 06/20/2013 4:02:00 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: re_nortex

Wow, either way you win!


6 posted on 06/20/2013 4:02:07 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: re_nortex

I am rooting for the Spurs, as a Laker fan I cant stand watching the Heat win..Spurs had all the momentum last game and because of Popovich playing cute(Which I was surprised because he is a damn good coach) the Spurs lost..up 5 with 28 seconds to go..not sure if the Spurs can win this game tonight..Age becomes a factor and the Heat are younger and the Spurs might be gassed..whatever happens tonight, a team is gonna get blown out, question is which one


7 posted on 06/20/2013 4:03:44 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: andyk

Spurs had the game won two days ago and choked to high heaven. No one at all to blame but themselves when Miami cuts down the nets tonight.


8 posted on 06/20/2013 4:03:54 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: andyk
Wow, either way you win!

There's a term made near legendary on Usenet: anti-weauf. It's a somewhere more "severe" form of expect the worst but hope for the best.

9 posted on 06/20/2013 4:05:11 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: re_nortex
I thought this was an interesting story on seebs' sports website yesterday. Apparently the Spurs illegally substituted Tim Duncan after the review of Ray Allen's 3 pointer at the end of regulation.

Looks like, had the Spurs scored, the game would have been over, the trophy awarded, and once the Heat would have filed a protest, they all would have come back to Miami and replay the last 6 seconds.

Weird - here's the link

10 posted on 06/20/2013 4:05:15 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: NKP_Vet

Refs didn’t call TWO fouls in the last minute on Miami.


11 posted on 06/20/2013 4:09:11 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: re_nortex

I predict that Tim Duncan will foolishly be sent to the bench during the last minute of regulation. As a result, the Spurs will allow 2 offensive rebounds leading to a pair of game tying 3 pointers by the Heat. Then the Heat will go on to win by one in overtime.

Oops, that was my Game 6 prediction. Pretty darn accurate. I’ll give you my Game 7 prediction tomorrow.


12 posted on 06/20/2013 4:09:26 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (If I had a tag line this is where you would find it)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
...whatever happens tonight, a team is gonna get blown out, question is which one.

That's the way I see it unfortunately. And with now less than two hour before tipoff, it's Miami's night.

That said, on SportsCenter, they showed a graphic revealing that whenever the Spurs lose in overtime, they go on to win the next game by double digits.

13 posted on 06/20/2013 4:10:43 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: re_nortex

As a Maverick fan...I may never say this again....GO SPURS!!!

Even if the Heat lose, the media will still pronounce the Heat the best basketball team..evah. And LeBron is the best player in the history of basketball..evah!

Come on Timmy, Tony, Manu and all you guys..do us proud. I just love to see DWade get all pouty!


14 posted on 06/20/2013 4:11:15 PM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie
As a Maverick fan...I may never say this again....GO SPURS!!!

During the regular season, I'm a homer for the local team. But when any team from Texas is on the national stage in a championship series, my state pride trumps all. That's why, even though my heart is with the Aggies, I was so joyous when the otherwise dreaded Longhorns took it to USC in the 2006 Rose Bowl.

I sure hope my prediction is dead wrong. Feel free to jump on me mercilessly with "I told you so" in a few hours! For tonight's game I want to have the accuracy of Dick Morris.

15 posted on 06/20/2013 4:19:16 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: re_nortex

As a Laker fan, I have a lot of respect for the Spurs..and Popovich who will go down as one of the best coaches to ever coach the game and Tim Duncan even at 37 is phenomenal..the mistake Popovich made was not playing Duncan in the 4th quarter, that was costly, he relied on his bench and they blew it..and Manu had perhaps the worst game Ive ever seen him play..not sure if Duncan can have that kind of performance twice..they need Gary Neal to have a big night and Tony Parker too
I am personally rooting against the Heat because I am sick and tired of the media affair with the Heat..they can do no wrong, LeBron can do no wrong in their eyes..and seeing Magic Johnson have orgies whenever LeBron scores is sickening..the media’s love affair with the Heat is like the love affair the media has for Obama, besides, LeBron is a big Obama supporter would love to see him lose


16 posted on 06/20/2013 4:57:06 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: re_nortex

Jump on you? No way...we might well have to mourn together. ;)

I rooted for the Longhorns as well, and I’m a Techie fan. So I totally get where you are coming from.


17 posted on 06/20/2013 4:57:19 PM PDT by berdie
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To: InterceptPoint

HOLY COW damn you were pretty much spot on..looking forward to your new prediction for today


18 posted on 06/20/2013 4:57:58 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“the media’s love affair with the Heat is like their love affair with Obama”

Bingo!!

I can’t think of too much that will pull Laker’s fans and Maverick’s fan together like the Heat can!


19 posted on 06/20/2013 5:02:58 PM PDT by berdie
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To: re_nortex

To me, this is like Hitler vs. Stalin. Wish they could play to a 0-0 tie in which all the players are disqualified.


20 posted on 06/20/2013 5:06:43 PM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: Liberty Valance; sockmonkey; lentulusgracchus

Ping...with less than an hour before tipoff.


21 posted on 06/20/2013 5:12:37 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: berdie

Oh and hearing Mike Breen orgasm whenever LeBron scores..BANG..YUCK!!!!! I think Mavericks Fans remember how Stern screwed them over in 2006 so that the Heat could win the championship..it was also to make sure that Shaq got a ring before Kobe since Stern despises Kobe and the Lakers..I am looking forward to seeing that Communist schmuck David Stern gone as NBA Commish and he can take his crony refs with him, especially Joey Crawford, you know when he is refereeing a game someone’s gonna get screwed


22 posted on 06/20/2013 5:15:20 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda; dfwgator
I think Mavericks Fans remember how Stern screwed them over in 2006 so that the Heat could win the championship.

The one and only thing good about the 2011 World Series is that it temporarily erased from my mind the miserable crash in game 3 of the NBA Finals of 2006 when that 13-point lead vanished and the hometown fans booing the Heat suddenly became elated. To this day, a few of us blame Mayor Laura Miller for her weaufing and the audacity of planning a victory parade.

Nelson Cruz, above.

23 posted on 06/20/2013 5:26:29 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: re_nortex
Thanks for the ping.


24 posted on 06/20/2013 5:30:26 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: re_nortex

That game was a fix and I knew it the moment it was happening..reminded me of the series when the Lakers played Detroit for the NBA Title, such an obvious fix..Stern knew if we lost Shaq would leave, Phil would leave and the Lakers would not be the Lakers for a long time..you always know the fix is happening when a player can’t even look at the opposing team player without being called for a foul. You can’t even breathe on LeBron without being called for a foul


25 posted on 06/20/2013 5:34:54 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: re_nortex

I’m pulling for the Spurs but I think the Heat will win the game easily. The Spurs missed their chance Teusday.


26 posted on 06/20/2013 5:54:14 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: re_nortex

Felons shooting a ball. No thanks.

Guess it is better than shooting people.


27 posted on 06/20/2013 5:57:28 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: saganite

The last time the road time has won game 7 in the NBA finals was 35 years ago per the ABC announcer.


28 posted on 06/20/2013 6:14:49 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: re_nortex

MF the Trayvon lovers.......Go Spurs!


29 posted on 06/20/2013 6:25:26 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: berdie
As a Maverick fan...I may never say this again....GO SPURS!!!

Just think of them as the Dallas Chaparrals.

30 posted on 06/20/2013 6:27:34 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: re_nortex

Amen, if Mister Robinson is a thug, our nation needs a few million more like him.


31 posted on 06/20/2013 6:49:40 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: re_nortex
Still the greatest Spur, ever.


32 posted on 06/20/2013 6:51:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: re_nortex

http://www.nba.com/tvc/index.html?gamecode=20130620/SASMIA&brand=SAS

Tied up! 27-27 — Go Spurs!!


33 posted on 06/20/2013 6:52:30 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Tim Duncan a felon? Somehow I don’t think felon when I think Tim Duncan.


34 posted on 06/20/2013 6:52:47 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: re_nortex
Lest ye forget


35 posted on 06/20/2013 6:53:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: re_nortex

Dang, and here I thought I cut my eye teeth on Usenet!


36 posted on 06/20/2013 6:58:17 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: HokieMom
Heat up by 2 at the half.

I think I'll head to bed now, just like I did in game 6.

Go Spurs!

37 posted on 06/20/2013 7:36:02 PM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: texas booster

52 all!


38 posted on 06/20/2013 7:39:07 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom

Miami is just shooting jumpers obviously you’re not gonna get calls if you’re not attacking.


39 posted on 06/20/2013 7:39:16 PM PDT by carlo3b (Speechless in Sugar Land)
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To: carlo3b

This game is only to distract us from the important stuff like immigration, NSA and other stuff. Ignore it!

/sarc

This is for the guys who come on threads they deem frivolous.


40 posted on 06/20/2013 7:42:23 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: re_nortex

Couldn’t care less. But you enjoy.


41 posted on 06/20/2013 8:16:24 PM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: dfwgator

Just another reason to hate these douche bags


42 posted on 06/20/2013 8:19:33 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: citizen
Couldn’t care less. But you enjoy.Thanks. But the game is now slipping away from the Spurs. Although my prediction of a blowout doesn't appear to be right, San Antonio is running out of steam and making a number of costly errors.

My response during the commercial break was prompted by your phrasing of "couldn’t care less". So few get that right and I appreciate it the idiom used correctly.

43 posted on 06/20/2013 8:30:57 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: re_nortex

Odds of Miami (the city) going up in flames tonight?


44 posted on 06/20/2013 8:32:13 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: re_nortex

look again...dem Spurs ain’t quittin


45 posted on 06/20/2013 8:36:33 PM PDT by advertising guy (golf in june in Phoenix ? it's so dry, our gators use Gold Bond)
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To: advertising guy

They had it all stacked up in game six. Sigh.


46 posted on 06/20/2013 8:48:18 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: schm0e

100%.


47 posted on 06/20/2013 8:48:40 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: re_nortex

The NBA got their wish...thanks refs.

LeBron and Co, are still all ghetto trash...and that also goes for that White Freak Anderson.


48 posted on 06/20/2013 8:49:02 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
The NBA got their wish...thanks refs.

Even though the Spurs aren't the home team, this is like reliving 2011 all again. I'll tread carefully here since Mark Cuban is hated here on FR but his commentary does express it well.

49 posted on 06/20/2013 8:52:40 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: re_nortex

Stanley Cup Finals are much better than watching thugball, anyway.


50 posted on 06/20/2013 8:53:35 PM PDT by dfwgator
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