Once more, with healing?
Manu Ginobili couldn't make a decent pass or a free throw in the final minutes of the Spurs' series-turning Game 6 defeat.
Danny Green, who looked like a possible series most valuable player through the first five games, made only two of 19 shots in Games 6 and 7.
Here's a look at a matchup the Spurs hope leaves them feeling a lot better about themselves than this time last year:
Starting centers: This is the matchup where San Antonio must exploit its advantage as much as possible while Duncan is on the floor. Miami's
Offense: The Spurs' ball movement is so precise it should win a
Defense: San Antonio has survived a murderers' row of scorers in the playoffs including
Benches: San Antonio's
Coaches: Both Popovich and Miami's
Intangibles: The Spurs have homecourt advantage this time. And there's that whole redemption thing. Edge: Spurs.