The Miami Heat now know their opponent for the NBA Finals after the San Antonio Spurs eliminated the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday.
This will be a rematch of last year's championship series when the Heat came away as back-to-back champions. The biggest moment of the series came in game six when Ray Allen hit a three-pointer to tie the game when all hope had seemed lost for the Heat. Ropes were famously brought out even in preperation for the Spurs' trophy presentation. The Heat would go on to win that game and the next.
The 2012-13 Finals went seven games with the final two coming in Miami. This time around, things will be different location wise.
The NBA has switched to a 2-2-1-1-1 formart for the Finals which coincides with the setup of the earlier rounds. The Spurs also have home-court advantage this year unlike last year when the Heat did. This means that a potential game six would be in Miami while a game seven would take place back in San Antonio.
This season, the two teams took eachother on twice with each team hosting a game. On January 26th, the Heat defeated the Spurs 113-101 in Miami. On March 6th, the Spurs got their revenge for the earlier game with a 111-87 win of their own.
The NBA Finals will begin on June 5th with games one and two taking place in San Antonio before the series switches to Miami for games three and four. The Heat are seeking a third consecutive NBA title.