Following Game 1 of the NBA Finals, more than a few people believed that the Miami Heat had little chance of winning the championship.
They were so easily defeated by the Nuggets in the opening game that some fans felt the Heat were just gassed out, too exhausted to come back and win against a dominant Denver team.
But they won Game 2 and now many of those same people are starting to reconsider their position.
Speaking on his show, Colin Cowherd said that everyone needs to strap in for a long series.
“Everybody take a deep breath. This is a six or seven-game series,” Cowherd said Monday morning.
“I think Denver’s better, they’ll now adjust,” he stated.
“Everybody take a deep breath. This is a 6 or 7 game series."
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Cowherd made some good points about Miami’s chances in Game 1.
He felt they never had a chance to win because they had just gotten through a hard-fought and draining seven-game series against the Boston Celtics.
Meanwhile, Denver had been resting for more than a week after sweeping the Los Angeles Lakers.
Additionally, the Heat were traveling from sea level in Miami to the challenging altitude of Colorado.
All in all, they had a lot working against them and didn’t have much time to adjust or rest and relax.
But they looked well-rested on Sunday night, especially in the final quarter of the game when they pushed past Denver and evened the series.
Cowherd and others propose that Game 2 was the first real game of the series, with both teams now on equal footing and with similar energy levels.
While there are still many who believe Denver holds the advantage, most people are starting to believe that this really will be a lengthy – but fun – series.NEXT: Erik Spoelstra Gives Latest Update On Tyler Herro