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Heat Have Been Here Before

The Miami Heat have been playing the entire 2012-2013 season with a mentality of championship or bust. After dropping Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the Heat’s proverbial backs are against the wall and the championship dreams are close to becoming another Finals nightmare.

06/17/2013

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Manu Ginobili Sparks Spurs To Game 5 Win

Manu Ginobili ran onto the floor as fans stood and screamed. He went to the bench, and they chanted his name. The sights and sounds of so many San Antonio spring nights were back Sunday — and the real party might be just a few days away.

06/17/2013

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Spurs KO Heat; Lead Series 3-2

The Miami Heat came back to the AT&T Center looking to take a 3-2 lead with the series set to return to South Florida. Instead, the Spurs’ hot shooters stayed hot and San Antonio’s 114-104 victory sends the series back to South Florida.

06/17/2013

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Back To The Future: Jason Kidd Introduced As New Head Coach Of Brooklyn Nets

Kidd was introduced on Thursday as the new coach of the Brooklyn Nets, less than 24 hours after he was hired by the franchise that he led to its greatest NBA success.

06/14/2013

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Parker Fades After Strong Start In Game 4 Loss

Tony Parker made good on his pledge before Game 4 of the NBA Finals: He was ready to go. He just didn’t have it in him to finish.

06/14/2013

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LeBron Answers Critics In Game 4

Miami Heat superstar and NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James looked like a shell of himself in Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs. He promised he would play better in Game 4 and just like the mailman, he delivered.

06/14/2013

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Big 3 Help Heat Even NBA Finals With Spurs

Miami Heat owner Micky Arison had a message as he walked to the winning locker room.

06/14/2013

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Heat Handle Spurs 109-93; Finals Coming Back To Miami

The Miami Heat entered Game 4 of the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs knowing they couldn’t lose and go down 3-1 in the series and have a chance of winning the Larry O’Brien trophy. But the Heat’s Big Three responded like the three All-Stars that they are, combining for 82 points and lead Miami to a 109-93.

06/14/2013

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Committee Recommends Review Of Block/Charge Calls

The NBA’s Competition Committee is recommending an expansion of instant replay to include late-game reviews of block/charge plays, the first time the league is considering reviewing judgment calls by a referee.

06/13/2013

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Fatigue May Keep Miami From Repeating

After getting blown off the floor by the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 of the NBA Finals; the Miami Heat have been looking for a solution to its problems. That’s where Nate Silver, of 538 Blog, comes in, and he may have a simple answer for Miami fans.

06/13/2013

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Spurs Point Guard Tony Parker To Play In Game 4

Spurs guard Tony Parker will play in Game 4 of the NBA Finals after his availability was in doubt because of a mild right hamstring strain.

06/13/2013

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Jason Kidd Set To Be Introduced As Brooklyn Nets Head Coach

Hello, Brooklyn. The Nets will introduce Kidd as their new head coach on Thursday at a 2 p.m. press conference at Barclays Center.

06/13/2013

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NBA Finals Twitter Wall

Keep up with the Heat and Spurs during the NBA Finals by following our Twitter wall!

06/12/2013

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LeBron Needs Huge Game 4 To Erase Horrid Game 3

The greatest players in sports history always found a way to rally themselves and their team when the odds were stacked against them. For LeBron James, after a horrid Game 3 performance, that time is now.

06/12/2013

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5 Things Learned In Game 3 Of The NBA Finals

Five things to take away from the San Antonio Spurs’ 113-77 win over the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night:

06/12/2013

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Role Players Dominating NBA Finals

In a NBA Finals featuring multiple first-ballot future Hall of Famers, the story of the series has been the phenomenal play of the role players for the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat.

06/12/2013

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Spurs Spank Heat In Game 3, 113-77

The Miami Heat made their way into a hostile AT&T Center for Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals and quickly ran into a massive mauling at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs, 113-77.

06/12/2013

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Brian Shaw In Mix, But Jason Kidd Owns Buzz In Nets’ Coaching Decision

Kidd met with general manager Billy King on Monday and Shaw is expected to meet with the team Wednesday.

06/12/2013

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It’s Time For Gregg Popovich And The Spurs To Adjust

The Heat changed things up, and now it is time for Gregg Popovich to adjust. Is there anyone else you would want in that film room and on the practice floor figuring out how to counter those moves more than Popovich?

06/11/2013

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Heat Look To Build On Game 2 Momentum

After mauling the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 of the 2013 NBA Finals, the Miami Heat will look to take a 2-1 lead in the series Tuesday night during Game 3 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.

06/11/2013

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Report: Interest ‘Mutual’ Between Jason Kidd, Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn’s coaching search is “strongly pointing toward” Kidd after his meeting with team brass, the Post reported, adding that he’s “viewed as the leading candidate for the job.”

06/11/2013

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Don’t Bet Against Heat After Loss

It’s rare, but the Miami Heat does lose an occasional game or two. They just don’t do it in consecutive games, at least not for the last six months. And when the Heat does respond to the loss, it’s usually in an overwhelming manner.

06/10/2013

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Heat Beat Spurs in Game 2 to Tie NBA Finals

LeBron James overcame a terrible start to finish with 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and the Miami Heat rolled to a 103-84 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night to even the series at a game apiece.

06/10/2013

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LeBron’s Thunderous Block Sparks Heat

In every NBA Finals, there’s often a play that people will never forget. Michael Jordan’s push-off jump shot against the Utah Jazz is one people still remember. Sunday night gave NBA fans another one of those unforgettable moments courtesy of Miami Heat superstar LeBron James.

06/10/2013