The San Antonio Spurs dominated the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the 2013 NBA Finals with an impressive 10-point victory at home. Danny Green’s deadly three-point shooting from the arc led the charge for the Spurs while Manu Ginobili finally broke-out of his slump and contributed much needed offense for the Spurs. LeBron James led all scorers for Miami, unfortunately his individual performance wasn’t enough to lift his team over their offensive scoring woes and defensive lapses. Miami now faces elimination with a must-win situation at home. Can the Heat force a Game 7 or is this series over? The Sports Unbiased writers and contributors have weighed in with their predictions on which team will win Game 6. Here’s what they had to say.
Which team will win game 6 of the NBA Finals?
2013 NBA Finals: Spurs Versus Heat Game 6 Predictions
Prediction: Heat. Final Score Heat 110 – Spurs 101.
This finals match-up still hasn’t seen a team win two games in a row, so why should Game 6 be any different? Miami is now at home where they clearly are more comfortable. They will come out as the more desperate team since their season is now on the line. LeBron and Wade have played better basketball the last two games, but LeBron still needs to deliver late. I say he feeds off the home crowd and gets it done as this series will go a well deserved seven games
Rich Stowe –
Prediction: Spurs. Final Score Spurs 98 – Heat 94.
I’ve felt all along that no team would win back-to-back games in this series, however, I do believe that will be the case this time around. I always thought the Spurs would win in 7 games, but now, I don’t. I think LeBron James will try to take full control of the game and do everything possible to carry the Heat, but just like when Jordan scored 63 and the Bulls still lost, the same will happen to the Heat. With LeBron trying to do everything, the rest of the Heat will be ineffective, leading to a dominant win by the Spurs on their way to the fifth title since Tim Duncan came into the league.
Derek McVay –
Prediction: Heat. Final Score Heat 99 – Spurs 92.
I think the Heat are going to force a Game 7. They haven’t lost consecutive games since early January and have responded well this post-season after each defeat. Wade is the key for me. LeBron is going to do his thing, but the Heat need Wade to continue his resurgence and put a hand in Danny Green’s face once in a while. This game rests on the Heat’s defense.
Prediction: Spurs. Final Score Spurs 101 – Heat 95. Tim Duncan goes for 25 pts 15 rebs 3 blks
No team has won consecutive games thus far. In fact, Miami has not won consecutive playoff games since the Eastern Conference semifinals against Chicago. So based on that trend one should go with Miami, right? Wrong! The Spurs are 14-2 in closeout games on the road. Tim Duncan in particular can smell that fifth ring and I believe that he will have his best game of the series. Miami will play well at home but I just think the Spurs veteran will want this game a little bit more and they will be desperate not to have this go to a Game 7.