Wednesday, June 22, 2005

NBA Finals

I've been a little bit down on the NBA on this blog, but it turns out that this year's NBA Finals are the best ones we've had in a long, long time.

For those of you who don't know, the San Antonio Spurs are playing the defending champion Detroit Pistons. San Antonio won Game 1 and Game 2 by in San Antonio by convincing margins. The the Pistons hammered the Spurs in the next two games in Detroit. So, the best-of-seven series was tied at two games a piece. Game 5 was played in Detroit on Sunday night. It was a wonderful game that went into overtime. Eventually, the Spurs stole this game on the hostile floor. This meant that the Spurs only had to win one more game in order to claim the championship, and both of these games were gonna be in the Lone Star State.

Game 6 was held on Tuesday night. Most experts agreed that the Spurs would follow up their dramatic Game 5 victory with a win on their home floor. But, the defending champs showed the guts that made them so inspiring during last year's finals. The Pistons managed to hold off the Spurs in Game 6.

So, the stage is set for a winner-take-all Game 7. This is the first Game 7 for an NBA Finals in over a decade. It should be an outstanding game. Both teams have offensive players that are capable of putting on dazzling performances. And both teams play outstanding defense.

Game 7 will air Thursday night at 9 p.m. on ABC.