Coach Spoelstra prepares his troops ahead of battle in decider on Thursday night.
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade says he believes that team-mate LeBron James will step up and deliver in Game 7 of the NBA Finals 2013.
The defending champions have an opportunity to seal a second championship in two years on Thursday night, as the welcome the Spurs back to the AA Arena after a thrilling Game 6.
The visitors will feel they missed a great chance to close the series out having led Miami down the stretch, but some aggressive defensive plays from Chris Bosh and clutch three from Ray Allen ensured that the series will go to a decider.
James recorded a triple-double on Tuesday, but Wade believes that the league MVP will only get better when the pressure is on during Game 7, and fully expects him to come out and deliver.
However, he also appreciates that it will take a great effort from the entire roster, and stated that they will fight down to the very last second.
“I think – I know – that game will go down as one of the best finals games that’s been seen,” he told the media at the pre-game press conference.
“But I think this series will go down as being one of the most competitive, bizarre series that’s been seen. So this is what you pay for to watch. You pay to watch two great teams battle to the very, very end, and that’s what we’ll do (Thursday). It will be to the very last second.”
Meanwhile, Coach Spoelstra is keeping his players focused on the task in hand, and believes that the Heat can benefit from their experience in these situations.
He expects another thrilling game on Thursday, and he will be hopeful that any adjustments that he might make will be a factor in the Heat becoming the first team to secure back-to-back wins in this series.