NBA Finals

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Heat Look To Take Commanding Lead In Game 4

The Miami Heat have seen this act before and they are hoping for a much different outcome for the 2012 NBA Finals than what happened in the 2011 NBA Finals.

06/19/2012

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 17: Shane Battier #31 of the Miami Heat defends against the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game Three of the 2012 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 17, 2012 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Battier Keying Heat’s Finals Success

Last summer, the Miami Heat signed forward Shane Battier looking to bolster an already tough defense and hit a key 3-point shot or two in a game. Battier took a while to get warmed up, but as the playoffs have worn on; his game has started to hit a level not even he probably could have expected.

06/19/2012

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LeBron: I Don’t Give A Damn How We Get 4 (Wins)

The Miami Heat stand just two victories away from placing another NBA Championship banner in the rafters of the AmericanAirlines Arena. The Heat know the final two wins will be the hardest of the season, but also know that style points don’t matter at this point.

06/19/2012

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LeBron Too Much For Thunder; Heat Again 2 Wins From Title

The Heat have been here before, two wins from an NBA title. The difference now? LeBron James isn’t letting his head get in the way of his talent.

06/18/2012

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 17: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat shoots against the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game Three of the 2012 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 17, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Heat Calm Thunder 91-85

The Miami Heat needed everything they could get out of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in Game 3 of the NBA Finals Sunday night. They got that and more as Wade and James combined for 54 points, 21 rebounds, and 10 assists and the team held off a late rally from the Thunder and took at 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals

06/18/2012

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - JUNE 14: Dwyane Wade #3 and LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat celebrate following the team's victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Two of the 2012 NBA Finals at Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 14, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Heat’s Big Three Ride Again

The Miami Heat head back home Friday after a gritty performance in Game 2 saw the team even the series at one game apiece. It was another solid game from NBA MVP LeBron James and another great game from the unlikeliest of heroes, Shane Battier.

06/15/2012

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat protects the ball from Thabo Sefolosha #2 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game Two of the 2012 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 14, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Heat Survive Thunder Rally For 100-96 Win

LeBron James scored 32 points and hit the clinching free throws with 7 seconds left, Dwyane Wade added 24 points and the Miami Heat claimed home-court advantage in the NBA Finals by beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-96 in Game 2 on Thursday night.

06/15/2012

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Dwyane Wade, Sr. Says Son Is Banged Up In NBA Finals

With Father’s Day just around the corner, Dwyane Wade, Sr sat down with CBS4 and talked about his world famous son, the Miami Heat, his son’s injuries, and the greatest gift

06/14/2012

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Heat Plan To Be More Aggressive In Game 2

The Miami Heat looked great for three quarters of Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The fourth quarter swung the game for the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Heat now have to figure out how to slow down the Thunder heading into Game 2.

06/14/2012

Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks against Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat during Game One of the 2012 NBA Finals at Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 12, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein /NBAE via Getty Images)

Durant Powers Thunder Past LeBron’s Heat 105-94

Kevin Durant scored 17 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter, Russell Westbrook added 27 points and 11 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat the Miami Heat 105-94 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

06/13/2012

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NBA Finals Pits LeBron Versus Durant

LeBron James versus Kevin Durant. It is the story of these NBA finals. One of them will emerge with his first championship and probably the title of best player in the game.

06/12/2012

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Vegas Picking Thunder In NBA Finals

The Miami Heat will be pilgrims in an unholy land when they enter the arena in Oklahoma City Tuesday night and will also find themselves in the unusual position of being the underdogs in the NBA Finals.

06/11/2012

SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 04: James Harden #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder hitting a three point late in the fourth quarter against the San Antonio Spurs in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on June 4, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

James Harden Could Be Thunder’s Equalizer

The headlines leading into the NBA Finals have been about the matchup of the two best players in the game, Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and Miami’s LeBron James.

06/11/2012

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Thunderstruck: OKC Fans Go Crazy For NBA

Oklahoma sports fans previously split their loyalties between OU and OSU, but now the state has become united behind OKC, as the Thunder prepare for the Heat in the NBA Finals.

06/11/2012

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NBA Finals: Will The Heat Scorch The Thunder?

After a labor related splintered season, the NBA Finals is quite the perfect storm. In a battle of epic meteorological proportions, the Thunder takes on the Heat. But more importantly, this is the matchup that seems to be the one most of the basketball universe wants to see.

06/11/2012

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 09:  Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat celebrates after the Heat defeat the Boston Celtics 101-88 and adcance to the NBA Finals in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on June 9, 2012 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Miami Heads To Finals, Sends Boston Home 101-88

The celebration for the Heat’s win in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals sent fans into the streets at the American Airlines Arena but even as fans celebrate the 101-88 victory over the Celtics the Heat turn their attention to an even bigger nemesis in the NBA Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder.

06/11/2012

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Timberwolves President Chris Wright On Team Summer Caravan

Timberwolves President Chris Wright previewed the NBA teams’ summer caravan

06/11/2012

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 07: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat reacts against the Boston Celtics in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on June 7, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. 
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LeBron Dominates, Heat Force Eastern Conference Finals Game 7

LeBron James had 45 points and 15 rebounds, overwhelming the Boston Celtics and leading the Miami Heat to a 98-79 victory Thursday night that forced a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals.

06/08/2012

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Classless Celtics Fan Pours Drink On LeBron

Miami Heat superstar LeBron James went over, around, and through the Boston Celtics during an epic performance in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Apparently, Boston fans couldn’t take getting thumped by the Heat.

06/08/2012

Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics and Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics congratulate each other in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat during the 2012 NBA Playoffs. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

To Celtics, Game 6 Is A Game 7

It’s a spot that not many believed they would be in, but the Boston Celtics are just one win away from the NBA Finals.

06/07/2012

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Thunder Push Past Spurs & Into NBA Finals

Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, leading the Thunder past the Spurs 107-99 and into the NBA Finals.

06/07/2012

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Young Heat Fan Yells ‘Good Effort!’ To Miami Players, Becomes Internet Sensation

These days, even the tiniest thing can quickly turn into an Internet phenomenon.

06/06/2012

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 05: Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics reacts after he made a 3-point basket in the final minute of the fourt quarter to give the Celtics a 90-86 lead against LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on June 5, 2012 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Heat Lose Heartbreaker At Home 94-90, Celtics Take 3-2 Series Lead

Kevin Garnett finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds, Paul Pierce hit a 3-pointer over LeBron James with just under a minute left and the Boston Celtics moved one win away from an Eastern Conference title by beating the Miami Heat 94-90 on Tuesday night.

06/06/2012

Celtics Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Brandon Bass and Rajon Rondo huddle up during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals agianst the Miami Heat. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

After Game 4 Victory, Celtics Ready For ‘Good Old, Classic Bar Fight’

The Boston Celtics nearly let Game 4 slip away, but held on to tie the Eastern Conference Finals at 2-2 as they head back to Miami for Tuesday night’s Game 5.

06/04/2012

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Rondo Calls Out Heat At Halftime

Before the Celtics took Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals Sunday night, evening the series at two games apiece, point guard Rajon Rondo took a shot at the Miami Heat.

06/04/2012

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