As we approach Game 2 of the 2014 NBA Finals, we’re left with some burning questions. We look back to Game 1 and wonder what things would have been like if LeBron James didn’t cramp up. We wonder if the San Antonio Spurs are that good offensively or if the Miami Heat were just off defensively. One thing most of us can agree on — Game 2 is more important for the Miami Heat, as they can’t fall into an 0-2 hole and expect to win the 2014 NBA Championship.
We’ve got five burning questions to answer as it relates to Game 2. Obviously, the Heat are going to have to improve defensively so they don’t allow the Spurs to shoot 58.8 percent from the field again. The fact that they got crushed on the glass (39-29) didn’t help matters, though to be fair, the Heat were good about limiting second chance points (15-9 in favor of San Antonio).
He’s old in terms of the NBA, but Tim Duncan continues to run roughshod over the overmatched Heat front line. What can the Heat do to stop Duncan on the inside? Our last question we’ll address is whether the Boris Diaw we saw was a mirage or a sign of things to come.