10 Key factors in the NBA Finals
Head Coach Erik Spoelstra
Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra will have to be ready to enter a chess match against the opposing coach Gregg Popovich. It will be interesting to see how he manages his rotations.
Head Coach Gregg Popovich
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is one of the all-time coaching greats and is 4-0 in the NBA Finals. How he plans to attack the Heat's lack of size inside will play a big part in how this series turns out.
Miami Heat: PF Chris Andersen
Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen has shot 82.6 percent in this postseason. "Birdman" will have to continue his record-setting shooting and tough defensive play in order to help the Heat win this series.
San Antonio Spurs: SF Kawhi Leonard
Second year forward Kawhi Leonard will have a tough series with having to guard the best player on the planet, LeBron James. Leonard is long and quick so he possibly can make it difficult for James to operate.
Miami Heat: C Chris Bosh
Miami Heat center Chris Bosh is averaging 12.3 points and 6.6 rebounds this postseason, both career-lows. Bosh will have to pick up his play in order to help the Heat repeat.
San Antonio Spurs: G Manu Ginobili
San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is shooting 38 percent this postseason, which is a career-low. In order for the Spurs to beat the Heat, he will have to break out of his shooting slump.
Miami Heat: G Dwyane Wade
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has struggled this postseason and is still battling his sore knee. The Heat cannot afford for him to have an off game in this series if he wants to get his third ring.
San Antonio Spurs: G Tony Parker
San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker is having a great postseason and is averaging a career-high in assists with 7.2 a game. If he continues his success, he will be problematic for the Heat.
Miami Heat: F Lebron James
Miami Heat forward LeBron James has led his team all season and nothing should change heading into this series. King James will have to continue his domination in order to be crowned champion again.