June 4, 2007

The NBA finals have finally arrived

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

It’s come down to LeBron vs. the Spurs defensive toughness for the Naismith Trophy. While the number of times that Manu Ginobili flops and Bruce Bowen tries to roll LeBron’s ankle will be under scrutiny, well at least it should be, all eyes will be on how LeBron performs; will he be the player from the first two games of the Detroit series or will he show up as the King who scored 29 out of the last 30 to seal a win on the road and sway the balance of the East?

It shouldn’t be hard for the Spurs match up wise except for handling LeBron which should end up as Bruce Bowen’s duty. Offensively and defensively, Tim Duncan should easy be able to take care of Big Z in the paint. While Larry Hughes is a better than average for the Cavs, he’s not going to be able to stop Tony Parker or Manu Ginobili when he’s off the bench. This shouldn’t be a long series with a parade marching down the streets of San Antonio in the near future.

Pick: Spurs in 5.

The Intern’s pick: Spurs in 6

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