The stage is set and the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat will once again square off in the NBA Finals.
And while the Spurs are looking for redemption after least season’s Finals series with Miami, the Heat know San Antonio is coming in to redeem themselves. Needless to say, the Heat are ready for the Spurs’ punch according to Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
“They’re going to feel more prepared for this moment,” Wade said, with the Heat playing as the road team in the best-of-seven series that opens Thursday, after holding homecourt advantage last year against the Spurs. “It’s going to have its own challenges.”
“Oh, yeah, absolutely. We know what that feels like,” he (Bosh) said. “Yeah, I mean, it’s extra motivation for those guys . . . we understand that.
“So it’s just something that we have to deal with, and we know that they’re going to be very passionate, and they’re going to play some good basketball.”
Coming up short in Game 6 in last season’s NBA Finals was painful for this San Antonio squad which resonated since training camp of this year. It’s been weighing on their minds to the point even head coach Gregg Popovich showed them video of Game 6 before the start of the season.
Now the Spurs will have another crack at the Heat but this time come in with an edge, drive, a deeper bench, and memories of their debacle in last year’s Finals. All of which should worry Miami considering San Antonio will be playing their best basketball which as many teams know – can be devastating.