The Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 in convincing fashion. With the series tied 1-1, can the Spurs bounce back from a 19-point defeat and regain control of the series? The Sports Unbiased writers and contributors have weighed in with their predictions on which team will win Game 3. Here’s what they had to say.
Which team will win game 3 of the NBA Finals?
2013 NBA Finals: Spurs Versus Heat Game 3 Predictions
Kimani Gregoire –
Prediction: Heat. Final score 98 to 95. Lebron goes for 35-40 points
I predicted that Miami will win in six games. This means that they are going to have to win two of the three games in San Antonio. I’m expecting the Spurs to play much better in Game 3. I am also expecting LeBron James (who hasn’t had a 20-pt game so far in these Finals) to break out and to be in “attack mode” all game long as he helps Miami to squeak by the Spurs in a game that isn’t decided until the final minute.
Rich Stowe –
Prediction: Spurs. Final score 96 to 93
The Spurs, fresh off the butt-whipping’ they received in Miami during Game 2, will do everything in their power to maintain home-court advantage. Tony Parker and Tim Duncan will do what they did in Game 1 and lead the Spurs to victory in Game 3 and a 2-1 lead in the series. It will be a tough battle for all four quarters, but I can’t see the Spurs getting trounced in back-to-back games, especially at home.
Prediction: Heat. Final Score 96 Spurs 90.
After the blowout Game 2 win by Miami, I think Game 3 will be more like Game 1. This one should be neck-and-neck for most of the game. Ray Allen and Mike Miller will continue to knock down open shots, and LeBron should have a typical LeBron game. Miami has figured out how to guard Tony Parker by giving him multiple defenders and keeping him off balance. The Spurs will stay close due to Bosh and Wade not playing up to their standards, but Miami will run away with it in the 4th with the help of LeBron and his shooters.