EA Sports Picks San Antonio Spurs In Six & Tim Duncan As MVP
Everybody has an opinion on the NBA Finals … Even EA Sports, the video game producer, has weighed in, taking the Spurs in six games … Read their virtual series and tell us what you think of EA’s Finals …
Electronic Arts, the world famous sports video game producer, has weighed in on the NBA finals.
EA went with San Antonio in six games. They’ve also got Duncan winning MVP.
Agree or disagree with EA’s opinion? Read their virtual breakdown and give us your thoughts in the comment box below.
GAME ONE – Spurs over Cavaliers 94-87
Tim Duncan – 26 Points, 13 Rebounds, 2 Blocks
LeBron James – 22 Points, 10 Rebounds, 7 Assists
Field Goal Percentage Cle – 44% SA – 45%
RECAP- The Cavs came ready to play in their first ever NBA Finals, but the Spurs held court at home in Game 1 with well-rounded consistent play across the board. Tim Duncan led by experience and example with 26 points and 13 rebounds.
GAME TWO – San Antonio Sweep at Home winning 99-98
Tony Parker – 24 Points, 11 Assists, 3 Steals
Zydrunas Ilgauskas – 21 Points, 13 Rebounds
Field Goal Percentage Cle – 47% SA – 44%
RECAP- Cleveland’s tremendous overall team defense shone in Game 2, but they struggled on offense with virtually every 4th quarter shot coming from LeBron. The game went down to the wire with Tony Parker netting the clutch game winner, 2 of his 24 on the night.
GAME THREE – Cavs Rally Back and Take Game 3, 86-79
Tim Duncan – 23 Points, 14 Rebounds, 2 Blocks
LeBron James – 36 Points, 8 Rebounds, 11 Assists
Field Goal Percentage Cle – 43% SA – 39%
RECAP – The Cavs stepped it up in Game 3 led by LeBron’s triple double (36 points, 14 rebounds, 11 assists) and a frenzied home crowd witnessing their first ever NBA Finals home game. Huge effort from the floor with 6 of LeBron’s 11 assists coming in the final 10 minutes, clutch shots from Sasha Pavlovic, and big dunks from Drew Gooden and Anderson Varejao.
GAME FOUR – Spurs Answer in 102-89 Victory over Cavs
Manu Ginobili – 29 Points, 8 Rebounds, 7 Assists
Drew Gooden – 20 Points, 11 Rebounds, 2 Steals
Field Goal Percentage Cle – 45% SA – 50%
RECAP – The Spurs responded in game 4 by bottling up LeBron (19 points on 6-22 shooting), and spreading out the floor to counteract Cleveland’s defense. The entire Spurs unit played well (50% FG%) and was paced by Manu Ginobili’s 29 points and 8 rebounds.
GAME FIVE – Cavs Stay Alive in Game 5, 93-91
Tim Duncan – 25 Points, 13 Rebounds, 4 Blocks
LeBron James – 30 Points, 9 Rebounds, 11 Assists, 3 Steals
Field Goal Percentage Cle – 44% SA – 44%
RECAP – The Cavs keep the dream alive, winning game 5 on home soil. LeBron continued his supremacy and was just a rebound shy of another triple double (30 points, 9 rebounds, 11 assists). His supporting cast responded as well, with a double-double from Drew Gooden (11 points, 10 rebounds) and 19 points from Larry Hughes. Big Shot Bob Horry missed a potential game-winner at the buzzer, sending the Spurs back home to San Antonio with serious concern of the series reaching a Game 7.
GAME SIX – Spurs Win NBA Finals with Win in Game 6, 96-89
Tim Duncan – 26 Points, 11 Rebounds, 2 Blocks
LeBron James – 21 Points, 6 Rebounds, 7 Assists Field Goal Percentage Cle – 45% SA – 46%
RECAP – The Spurs asserted their dominance again in Game 6, demonstrating overall team play that held LeBron to 21 points and thwarted Cleveland’s one-man show. The ultra-consistent Tim Duncan closed with a 26-point, 11-rebound performance and was named the NBA Finals MVP for the 4th time in as many appearances.
Of course, game one of the real NBA Finals is scheduled for Thursday evening in San Antonio.
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