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* Superstition is one thing, mojo is another. And so it says here LeBron James should go without the headband for Game 7. The Unadorned Dome Mojo is just too strong to be flouted at this point.

A few thoughts on Game 6

So Game 6 is finally over now -- it is over, right? -- and now we'll get a Game 7, even if it seems as if there's no way there should be a Game 7, all things considered.

Anyway ... a few thoughts, the morning after:

* Momentum has been a ghost in these NBA Finals, which leads you to believe the Spurs are now a lock to win Game 7. The fearless and often foolish prognosticators at the Blob see it differently, however.

Which is to say: The Blob says it's the Heat by double digits in Game 7. On the theory that the Spurs had their shot and let it slip away, and anyone who does that rarely gets a second crack at it.

* Superstition is one thing, mojo is another. And so it says here LeBron James should go without the headband for Game 7. The Unadorned Dome Mojo is just too strong to be flouted at this point.

* Just to be clear: Manu Ginobili was not fouled on that drive to the rim at the end of overtime, at least in the sense that he was not hit by a semi. And Chris Bosh did not foul Danny Green on the last play of the game, either.

No, sir. As any hockey fan will tell you, that was not a foul. It was a bodycheck. And a darned impressive one.

* Lots of people questioning Gregg Popovich this morning, on account of the fact he did not have Tony Parker on the floor at the end and didn't have Tim Duncan out there when the Heat turned two offensive rebounds into season-saving 3-pointers.

I say, don't be so quick to hop on Pop. The man's won four titles for a reason, and the reason, primarily, is that he's consistent in how he does things. Last night he was.

Besides, whether or not having Duncan on the floor would have changed the outcome is problematical at best. The man was clearly gassed at that point. Not sure he had another rebound left in him.

* Yes, LeBron James stole the box score again, going for 32, 10 and 11 and leading the Heat back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter. But the player of this game was Chris Bosh.

His numbers were modest -- 10 points, 10 rebounds -- but down the stretch he saved the season for the Heat with a huge block on Tony Parker at the arc, two offensive rebounds that led to threes (including Ray Allen's overtime-forcer off a Bosh assist) and a final block of Danny Green's attempt to force a second overtime in the final seconds.

Sometimes the numbers do lie.

Ben Smith's blog.

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