The Miami Heat would love a do-over in the 2014 NBA Finals after the first game’s air conditioning outage sent LeBron James to the bench with cramps and the San Antonio Spurs to a monstrous fourth quarter and victory. Game 2 tonight in Texas will be played in an appropriately cooled arena, though the Heat would love to heat up offensively and even up the series.
If the Spurs win tonight then they will keep home court advantage and be only two wins away from avenging last year’s NBA Finals loss. Much is on the line tonight for both teams when we watch Heat vs Spurs online free streaming live on ABC Sports at an early Sunday evening start time.
James did not immediately return to practice with the Heat after his Game 1 physical woes but has been cleared to play tonight and is expected to be at 100 percent. That’s great news for the Heat considering that in the five previous playoff series in which a Heat team starring LeBron James has lost Game 1, they have always won Game 2 and gone on to win the series.
When James, in clear pain, left Game 1 and slumped on the bench, it was a close game that the Heat were very much in a position to pull out a win. After James left the Spurs kicked in another gear and blew Miami out of the building in the fourth quarter.
In Game 1 all the injury talk was squarely pointed at Tony Parker. Now it is on James, and considering how competitive he is, the expectation is that he will have a monster game despite playing against one of the stingiest teams in NBA history.
Our prediction is for LeBron James to use all the negativity aimed toward him as fuel and to score somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 points in a Heat Game 2 win.
All the information you need to watch the Heat Spurs Game 2 live streaming online or on your TV tonight is below.
Start Time: 8pm EST / 5pm PST
Location: AT&T Center, San Antonio
Where to Watch on TV: ABC Sports
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Final Score Prediction: Heat 98, Spurs 93