The 2014 NBA finals is a matchup that a lot of experts and fans predicted and anticipated. The Miami Heat crushed the Indiana Pacers in game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals 117-92. Last night, the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder and the MVP of the league in game 6 of the Western Conference Finals 112-107. Game 6 of the Spurs-Thunder series was a close one as Kevin Durant and the Thunder fell short in OT.
Now San Antonio will turn all of their attention and planning to LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade the Miami Heat. Tim Duncan and the Spurs are looking forward to battling the Heat for rights to host the Larry O'Brien trophy. Tim Duncan is confident that his team will beat the Heat this time saying, "It's unbelievable to regain that focus after that devastating loss that we had last year, but we're back here. We're excited about it. We've got four more to win. We'll do it this time."
Everybody remembers last year NBA Finals between the Heat and the Spurs. San Antonio held a 3-2 series lead and were leading by five points with about 28 seconds left in Game 6 in Miami, before Ray Allen drained a 3-pointer, followed by a furious rally and forced overtime, where the Heat hosted their second consecutive NBA Championship trophy.
The drama further continues as the Spurs and the Heat split their regular season 2-2. The Heat are heading to the Finals for the 4th straight season and fifth time overall, while the Spurs are making their sixth trip to the NBA Finals while they have won four titles over the span from 1999-2007. This matchup is highly anticipated and is expected to have a lot of action and drama. The league was successful this year producing a matchup of the best teams from each of the NBA Conferences.