Marco Belinelli: the first italian player in NBA Finals

The San Antonio Spurs have advanced to the NBA Finals for a rematch against the Miami Heat after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder in six games. The...

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The San Antonio Spurs have advanced to the NBA Finals for a rematch against the Miami Heat after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder in six games. The Spurs will look to redeem themselves after a disappointing Game 7 loss last year, and those hopes look good with an upgraded bench this time around.

The Spurs will look to an X-Factor role player and Marco Belinelli will be a prime candidate to fill that role. Although he’s only been averaging 5.7 points per game this postseason, the Heat offer a favorable matchup for him unlike the Thunder. These are reasons to consider why Belinelli should have a great series in the Finals.

Belinelli has struggled this postseason, but look for him to be a huge part in the Spurs’ run in the NBA Finals against the Heat. The slower Heat should play into Belinelli’s favor as he’s had a history of playing well against them and looking for his own redemption from last season’s playoffs as a member of the Chicago Bulls.

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Read the full article by Jose Grijalva at projectspurs.com