Forecast: Spurs defeat Heat, take title

Who will win the Finals rematch between the Heat and Spurs? Based on predictions made by our ESPN Forecast panel, we're crowning a new NBA champion: The San Antonio Spurs.

According to our panel, the Spurs will take advantage of their home-court edge and get revenge on the Heat after losing last year's Finals in heartbreaking fashion. But it won't be easy. The panel sees the Spurs needing all seven games to dethrone the Heat and earn ring No. 5 for Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich.

How it works: The ESPN Forecast panel predicted each team's likelihood of winning each of the seven potential games and each team's likelihood of winning the series. The overall prediction is based on a combination of the mean, median and mode of the predictions for each series.


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