• Lee Jenkins: Spurs claim Game 1 after heat gets to LeBron, Miami

    Summary of 50 articles · Updated Jun 13, 2014
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    • Watch: How the Spurs are handling the Heat

      Lee Jenkins and Ben Golliver discuss the Spurs' domination of the Heat and why San Antonio has matched up so well with Miami so far.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Spurs' defense worthy of praise, too

      The Spurs' swarming defense has led to the Heat's unraveling. How is San Antonio suddenly so good?
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Daily Dime/Adande: Spurs one win from crown

      The Spurs want more than anything to get this over with -- to stop talking about last year's disappointment and adjustments and what it will take to close out the Heat and actually do this thing, J.A. Adande writes.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Spurs one win from title after routing Heat again

      The Spurs were brilliant again in Game 4, routing the Heat 107-86 to move one win away from a title.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • 'The same,' but different: How the Spurs got back within 1 win of the NBA title by staying the course

      MIAMI — Erik Spoelstra was surprised. Boris Diaw wasn't. "I can honestly say I don't think any of us were expecting this type of performance," the dejected head coach said after his Miami Heat finished laying their second consecutive egg, a 10…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Spurs dismantle Heat again to take 3-1 Finals lead

      The Spurs are one win from the NBA title after their 107-86 rout of the Heat in Game 4 of the Finals.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Spurs burn Heat again, pull within 1 of title

      Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs dominated the Miami Heat again in a 107-86 victory Thursday night to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • San Antonio continues its brilliant run, tops the Miami Heat to take a 3-1 NBA Finals lead

      It’s very possible the Miami Heat are growing older before our eyes, in spite of the fact the team’s three great superstars are working near their respective primes. It’s also more than possible that, at this point in the NBA season, the San Antonio Spu…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Spurs one win away from 2014 NBA title after Game 4 rout of Heat

      The Spurs are one win away from the NBA title after their 107-86 rout of the Heat in Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Miami.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Three keys to Heat winning Game 4

      How can the Heat bounce back in Game 4? It starts with their defense and ends with Mario Chalmers.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Miami Heat look to bounce back in Game 4 against San Antonio Spurs after big loss

      LeBron James has learned an important lesson during his journey from 19-year-old rookie to two-time NBA champion: Never talk back to the coach during a film session.
      Source: nba.com
    • GIFs: The Marvelous Spurs Passing In Game 3

      The Spurs led the NBA in assists during the 2013-14 season, averaging 25.2 per game. They only trailed the Dubs and Clippers for assists per game in the playoffs, but their team-first mentality has continued in the postseason. They finished with 21 dime…
      Source: dimemag.com
    • Wallace: Miami's PG problem

      Down 2-1, can the Heat overcome their point guard issues in the NBA Finals? Michael Wallace examines.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Spurs turn court into stage with Game 3 mastery

      The Spurs' first half in their 111-92 win over the Heat in Game 3 wasn't just impressive; it was a recital.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • San Antonio defends its resounding first half start, takes Game 3 from the Heat in Miami

      This … this was a blitzkrieg. To say the San Antonio Spurs didn’t do anything incorrectly in the first half of the team’s Game 3 win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday would be getting it wrong. Tony Parker and Tim Duncan missed a couple of shots, Manu Gino…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Leonard, Spurs light up Heat in Game 3 rout

      Anchored by a record-setting first half on offense, the Spurs routed the Heat 111-92 in Game 3.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • NBA Finals mismatches might force Spurs to make difficult roster choices

      Small ball is killing the Spurs. In order to fix it, Gregg Popovich might need to go back to the future.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Heat or Spurs? The Bolts Pick Sides

      Who are the Chargers pulling for in the NBA Finals?
      Source: chargers.com
    • Spurs uncharacteristically miss key chances in their Game 2 loss to the Heat

      The Spurs uncharacteristically let key chances get away in their Game 2 loss to Miami. How can they regain the edge?
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • LeBron, Heat fire back in Game 2 to set up epic Finals

      LeBron James silenced his critics in Game 2, scoring 35 points in the Heat's 98-96 win over the Spurs.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • James scores cool 35, ties series with Spurs

      LeBron James had 35 points and 10 rebounds in a powerful bounce back from cramps in the opener, and the Miami Heat tied the NBA Finals with a 98-96 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 on Sunday night.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • 2014 NBA Finals: Two systems, one goal for Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs

      Is it "system" or "superstars" that win titles in the NBA? J.A. Adande examines San Antonio and Miami's paths.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Heat top Spurs in Game 2, even up Finals at 1-1

      The Heat had no problems with the temperature in Game 2, as they beat the Spurs 98-96 to tie up the NBA Finals at 1-1.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Heat ready to come back in Game 2 of NBA Finals

      The Heat limped and cramped through Game 1, but they have no reason to panic heading into Game 2.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Long balls are plentiful for Heat and Spurs

      The teams with the best 3-point percentage so far in these playoffs are San Antonio and Miami, so it might seem logical to think that the Spurs and Heat love the long-range game.
      Source: nba.com
    • 2014 NBA Finals: LeBron James faces stingy Spurs

      LeBron James can't just look up the MJ-style revenge game to implement for his Game 2 plans, J.A. Adande writes.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Spurs' mastery overshadowed by LeBron's 'Cramp Game'

      The Spurs stomped the Heat 110-95 in Game 1, but LeBron James' late absence marred the result.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Spurs built to handle Heat, pressure of comeback

      Danny Green and the Spurs were built to handle situations like the adversity they overcame en route to a Game 1 triumph.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • LeBron Leaves With Leg Cramps As Spurs Win Game 1

      With 7:31 left in the fourth quarter of Game 1, LeBron James waved for a breather from coach Erik Spoelstra, but kept grabbing at his leg. The temperature of the AT&T Center was inching past 90 degrees after the AC in the building broke, and LeBron’…
      Source: dimemag.com
  • NBA playoffs - Miami Heat venture into uncharted territory

    For the first time in their four-year run, the Heat aren't the better team -- and they know it, writes Brian Windhorst.
    Source: ESPN.com
  • Source: Finals won't affect LeBron's choice

    The Miami Heat would have to make history to come back from a 3-1 NBA Finals deficit, but the future of their best player doesn't hinge on that happening.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • We Reminisce: LeBron James Loses To Mavs In 2011 Finals

      It’s been exactly three years since LeBron James last walked off a basketball court having lost a playoff series. After leading his team to the 2011 NBA Finals in his first season with the Miami Heat, LeBron lost in six games to Dirk Nowitzki and the Da…
      Source: dimemag.com
  • Heat get dominated yet again by Spurs in Game 4, on brink of elimination

    If Dwyane Wade can't help his running mate LeBron, Miami could lose more than just the Finals. Lee Jenkins discusses.
    Source: CNNSI.com
  • Jump Ball: Jazz Fans Torn in ’14 Finals

    LeBron’s Heat? Or the Spurs? Dowsett and Clayton go toe-to-toe. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) At some point next week, somebody is going to get to relive the champagne shower and celebrate an NBA title. But who deserves it more, the Spurs or the Heat? Here at…
  • Lee Jenkins: NBA Finals in 3-D: How Heat, Spurs are defending the trey

    This story appears in the June 16, 2014, issue of Sports Illustrated. To subscribe to the magazine here and purchase the digital edition, go here.
    Source: CNNSI.com
  • Spurs seize 2-1 lead as Leonard flourishes

    Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 29 points, and the San Antonio Spurs made an NBA Finals-record 75.8 percent of their shots in the first half in a 111-92 victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night that gave them a 2-1 lead.
    Source: ESPN.com
  • Spurs to start Boris Diaw in place of Tiago Splitter against Heat in Game 3 of 2014 NBA Finals

    Here come the adjustments: Whoa, Spurs changed lineup, Diaw now stating in place of Splitter.— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) June 11, 2014 That's right: San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has elected to move Boris Diaw into the starting lineup f…
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  • A movie, some yoga and a Finals split for LeBron

    LeBron James knew he had to do more than just get his body right between Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals.
    Source: nba.com
  • Cramp-free and carefree, LeBron helps Heat even Finals

    Neither cramps nor the Spurs could stop LeBron James in Game 2, as he led the Heat to a 98-96 win.
    Source: CNNSI.com
  • Powerade strikes back after LeBron James' big performance in Heat's Game 2 win over Spurs

    After cramps brought on by air-conditioning-malfunction-induced sweltering conditions forced LeBron James' early exit in the Miami Heat's Game 1 loss to begin the 2014 NBA Finals, the folks behind Gatorade's Twitter account took the opportunity to take …
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  • Watch: Wade flops, draws foul on Spurs' Ginobili

    SAN ANTONIO — Heat guard Dwyane Wade flopped against Spurs guard Manu Ginobili during Game 2 of the NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on Sunday.
    Source: CNNSI.com
  • Oppressive heat dominates Game 1, but Spurs' overwhelming offense wins it

    In the end, the Spurs won Game 1 not through oppressive heat, but with an overwhelming offense.
    Source: CNNSI.com
  • LeBron exits with leg cramp after AC fails

    Miami Heat forward LeBron James was forced to exit early from Game 1 of the NBA Finals because of severe leg cramping caused by extremely warm temperatures after the air conditioning in the arena malfunctioned.
    Source: ESPN.com

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LeBron, Heat fire back in Game 2 to set up epic Finals
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Heat ready to come back in Game 2 of NBA Finals
2014 NBA Finals: LeBron James faces stingy Spurs
Oppressive heat dominates Game 1, but Spurs' overwhelming offen…
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LeBron Leaves With Leg Cramps As Spurs Win Game 1