That’s what they’re playing for, gang — the 2014 NBA Finals begin Thursday night in San Antonio, with the Spurs and Heat vying for the right to hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy and call themselves NBA champions. Before Game 1 tips off at 9 p.m. ET on ABC, get ready for the rematch of last year’s epic seven-game slugfest with BDL’s breakdowns.
- BDL 2014 NBA Finals preview: Spurs vs. Heat. (With predictions!)
- Kelly Dwyer lists the main X-factors on the Spurs and Heat.
- Eric Freeman on what’s at stake from a legacy/reputation perspective for key members of the Spurs and Heat.
- Dan Devine’s Inarguable Power Rankings of who will matter most in the Finals.