It’s not all doom and gloom for the San Antonio Spurs, even though it felt like the tide shifted during the second game of the NBA Finals on Sunday.
Yes, the Heat squared matters and LeBron James turned a game he’d probably be losing sleep over into another impactful performance, but there are plenty of positives for the Spurs.
For one, the team now gets home-court advantage for the next three games of the series.
The Spurs are infinitely better at home (35-6 there in the regular season vs. 23-18 on the road) and the Heat isn’t the same ridiculous juggernaut away from downtown Miami.
Plus, there’s no shame in getting a split in Florida, especially when Tim Duncan has struggled more than he’s soared and with Manu Ginobili laying eggs.
That’s not to say the Spurs aren’t in trouble — Miami has better talent at the top, a younger Big 3 and a bench that is coming up huge — only that it would be folly to count the Spurs out.