The 2013 NBA Finals are being billed as a battle of the "Big Three" of the Heat and Spurs. And while you need a superstar(s) to win a title, you also need a strong supporting cast. So The Hoops Manifesto will look to shine some light on these less heralded players with our "The Non-Big Three Star of the Game" award given out after every game of the Finals.
The Non-Big Three Star of Game 7:
Shane Battier – Miami
29 minutes, 18 points (6-8 3Pts), 4 boards, 1 steal
Shane Battier was pretty much non-existent in the 2013 NBA Finals, but he was always lurking in the shadows for Miami, like a nuclear weapon waiting to detonate. Well Game 7 he detonated. His six three-pointers, along with his normal stellar defense, were key in giving the Heat their second-straight title. Hail to the champs.