The two best words in sports, game seven. Tonight the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs will decide the NBA title in a game seven.
Home teams are 14-3 in Game sevens of the finals, with no road team winning since the Washington Bullets beat the Seattle Supersonice in 1978. The last five finals that went to seven games were all won by the home team.
The Spurs did win Game 7 for the 2005 championship against Detroit, but that game was at home.
Can the Spurs rebound from a devastating game six loss. I believe there will be no hangover and in fact they will play well, but the night will and should belong to the Heat.
All the pressure does fall on Lebron, who three years ago predicted the Heat would win multiple championships. Every shot and pass Lebron makes is analyzed and critiqued on twitter and other social media outlets. James sat just only three minutes in regulation and overtime in the game six win. James will need another big time effort tonight if Miami is going to win.
Can game seven live up to the epic game six, its unlikely. However, I do expect a close game so in the end I will give the edge to the team playing at home the features the best player in the world.
For the record the Rochester Royals beat the NY Knicks 79-75 in the game seven of the 1951 NBA Finals at Edgerton Park Sports Arena