Mitch Perry Report 6.12.13 - The Heat have the Spurs right where they want them. Right?

The San Antonio Spurs thrashed LeBron James and the Miami Heat last night, 113-77, in one of the biggest single game onslaughts in the history of the NBA Finals (actually the third worst blowout ever).

But hey, you might say the Heat have the Spurs right where they want them, down 2-1 in the best of seven series, as historically (by that we mean in 2011) the Heat have risen to the challenge just when it looks like they're down for the count.

That's what Heat fans are telling themselves this morning, anyway. Another statistic they're pulling out is the fact that this team has gone over half a year since they lost two straight games (that being January 8 & January 10). So if they win Thursday night, the series is back even at 2-2, with two of the last three games, including Game Seven (if necessary) back in South Beach, er Miami.

Will they do it? And why does it always come down to LeBron? Well, it just does. The game's best player and MVP has to play a bit better than he did last night, and in fact his stats are relatively low in this series. As we've all seen, he certainly rises to the challenge when people start putting him down. And the Spurs Tony Parker is reportedly questionable for tomorrow night's game. This series looks pretty unpredictable in the last week of pro basketball of the 2012-2013 campaign.

As the U.S. Senate voted to open up the debate on an immigration bill, Tampa Democrats were out bashing Rick 'Ricardo' Scott for vetoing a bill that would grant undocumented immigrants temporary Florida driver's licenses.

Residents in the Bloomingdale area of Brandon are extremely upset about a proposed big-box store that could be built in their neighborhood, and they unleashed their frustration about that prospect Monday night.

And last Friday the folks at the Poynter Institute held a one-day seminar on the state of journalism. CL contributor Sam Johnson reports.

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