With the San Antonio Spurs leading the Finals 3-2, the Miami Heat will host another game in a series which has seen blowouts in its last few contests. Here are some scattered thoughts going into the series’ meaningful (and potentially deciding) sixth game:
- It is time for Lebron to wake from his slumber. Seriously. The King has not been his usual regal self in the Finals, shooting under 44% from the field (he shot almost 57% in the regular season) and getting to the line at a pedestrian rate–he is taking 3.8 freebies per game. He also has only gone for over 20 points twice this series. I think it is about time he drops over 40!
- The Finals are weird in the sense that, while the Spurs lead the series 3-2, the Heat just need to hold serve in two home games to win it all.
- Which Manu is going to grace the hardwood for the Spurs? After Ginobili disappeared in games two, three, and four, the 35-year-old exploded in game five, dropping 24 on Miami and dishing out ten assists. Will good Manu or bad Manu show up tonight?
- With everyone talking about Danny Green as the potential Finals MVP, how will Green, who is shooting a preposterous 66% from three land in the Finals, do in game six with Miami’s defense sure to be keying on him all night?
- My final note is a bold prediction: Udonis Haslem will score 6 or more points tonight. He is due do contribute a midrange jumper or two, having scored just two points the past three games. I CAN SENSE IT COMING!