Heat, Spurs ready to go
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Miami’s quest for an NBA three-peat begins tonight in San Antonio. The two-time defending champ Heat open the NBA Finals on the road against a Spurs team still smarting over the loss to Miami in the Finals last year. Miami overcame a five-point deficit in the final half minute to win Game 6 and clinched the title two nights later.
This is the first NBA Finals rematch since 1998.
This will be the sixth finals for the Spurs since 1999 and Miami’s fifth in nine years.
Miami is trying to become the first team to win three straight NBA titles since the Lakers did it in 2003.
The teams split their two regular season games with each winning on its home court.
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