This is probably the best preseason matchup as the Miami Heat host the San Antonio Spurs in today's NBA exhibition action. Find out where you can catch the action on your television as the game will be nationally televised.
Game Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
TV Channel: NBA TV
The 2-2 Spurs take on the 3-2 Heat. Both teams are looking forward to the 2013 season. For the Spurs, they are looking forward to this new season after coming so close in the NBA Finals. They almost dethroned the champs as the Spurs were just seconds away from hoisting the trophy.
The Heat have another championship to defend as they captured back-to-back titles for the first time in their franchise's history. However, they face many questions, especially as Dwyane Wade is a huge question mark entering this season. His healthy has been an increasing issue as of late and the Heat cannot win a championship without his help. Also, after signing Greg Oden, the Heat are hoping they can get production from his behalf as he is expected to come off the bench.
The Spurs have veterans still capable of competing despite their age and history of injures. Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker remain the core in San Antonio. They led the Spurs to victory in their last preseason game, scoring 44 of the team's 106 points. Parker had 17, Duncan dropped 16 and Ginobili added 11 off the bench.
The Heat will try working on a few things as they lost to the Brooklyn Nets 86-62 on Thursday. Jason Kidd had his number retired by the Nets' organization. The arena was so full, it had playoff atmosphere written all over it. The lines to get into Barclays were ridiculous, especially for a preseason game. The lineups in the game, however, were not as extravagant.
Though this game has no implication on the regular season, watch the Spurs take on the Heat as the Western Conference champs visit the American Airlines Arena on Saturday to take on the 2012-2013 NBA champion Miami Heat.