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SAN ANTONIO — Rashard Lewis has been on the big stage before — he dropped 34 points (plus had 11 rebounds and 7 assists) in the NBA Finals as a member of the Orlando Magic.

But that was five years ago. That was a very different Rashard Lewis. The Rashard Lewis of 2014 could barely get off the Heat bench much of the season. He looked to be one of those Heat veteran gambles that didn’t pay off. He didn’t figure in the Heat’s playoff plans…

Until Erik Spoelstra started him at the four to space out the Pacers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. And it worked.

And it has continued to work in the Finals against the Spurs.

Lewis had 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting, he was 3-of-7 from three in the Heat’s Game 2 win. Nobody saw this coming, but Lewis has taken over the…

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The NBA finals are scheduled to take place on Thursday in San Antonio. The Spurs got the rematch with the Heat that they wanted. Ever since game six of the 2013 NBA finals the spurs wanted a second chance at the Heat. The Spurs lost game six and game seven and the championship. The championship trophy was being brought to the court as time was running out, but then the Miami Heat made a furious comeback and won game 6 and then the series. The Spurs feel like they beat themselves. This years series seems to be the same but it really is not. Everyone is a year older. That has to favor the young guns like Leonard, Green, Chalmers, Cole, and Splitter. As the older players are looking to win one more ring the younger players are still on there incline and have improved since last year. Who do you think will win this years finals. The Spurs or the Heat? Please your thoughts in the comments.