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Gonna Be a Showdown

For the first time in four NBA Finals appearances, Dwyane Wade enters the series as a question mark for Miami's success. (Photo by Wilfredo Lee, Associated Press)

For the first time in four NBA Finals appearances, Dwyane Wade enters the series as a question mark for Miami’s success. (Photo by Wilfredo Lee, Associated Press)

It feels like eons since the San Antonio Spurs last played a game.

At last, on Thursday evening, they’ll get to suit up against the Miami Heat for Game 1 of the 2013 NBA Finals.

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Grizzlies Need to Come out of Hibernation

Give Tony Allen an Emmy® (or a Tony®) Award for selling a flagrant foul by Manu Ginobili with 26 seconds left in regulation in Game 2.

Give Tony Allen an Emmy® (or a Tony®!) Award for selling a flagrant foul by Manu Ginobili with 26 seconds left in regulation in Game 2.
(Photo by Eric Gay, Associated Press)

For the first seven quarters of this year’s Western Conference Finals, it looked like the Grizzlies didn’t even belong in the same arena as the Spurs. For much of the 4th quarter in Game 2, the Grizzlies weren’t faring much better, but they hung around and went on a 7-0 run at the end to force overtime. Tony Allen did his best to sell a fast break foul (see above) by Manu Ginobili and turn it into a flagrant (2 free throws plus the next possession). Mike Conley’s off-hand floater tied the game and gave the Grizzlies a chance to take Game 2 in overtime. The Spurs, mostly led by Tim Duncan, put the Grizzlies back in their place in the extra period; the Spurs would win by 4.

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