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June 13, 2013

Drubbings, not drama: NBA Finals stuck in blowouts

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He declined to say whether Neal’s big game in a blowout might translate into bigger contract.

“We got to play a game. This is Miami,” Holt said after the 36-point victory. “Thursday is not going to look like this.”

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T-MAC TIPS: Tracy McGrady’s legacy as a two-time NBA scoring champion and All-Star is tempered by the fact that he never led a team out of the first round of the playoffs in seven tries.

Stephen Jackson was waived by the Spurs in April. That left San Antonio needing a spare swingman for the postseason, and gave McGrady a chance to get a ring after 15 seasons. He’s played 14 minutes in the Finals because of the back-to-back blowouts.

But McGrady’s biggest asset might be playing the role of LeBron James in practice. His advice to the MVP: he can’t do it on his own.

“On this level? One guy is not going to be the team,” McGrady said. “Everybody needs their supporting cast. The greatest player ever, Michael Jordan, he needed a supporting cast. ... For LeBron, he’s not having those 25, 30-point games. He’s playing a pretty (darn) good San Antonio Spurs team.”

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