The Non-Big Three Star of Game 7 – Shane Battier

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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.



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