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NBA Finals

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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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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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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

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Parker’s 4th Quarter Helps Spurs Rally To Beat Heat In Finals Opener

Six years later, the San Antonio Spurs still have that winning NBA Finals formula of good defense and a little luck on offense.

06/07/2013

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Finals Could Be Historic For Heat Or Spurs

Four victories. That’s all that separates the San Antonio Spurs from furthering its dynasty, or the Miami Heat from an elite place in history.

06/06/2013

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Will Heat Roll To 2nd Straight NBA Championship?

LeBron James and the Miami Heat are off the NBA Finals for the third straight season, with their series against the San Antonio Spurs set to get underway on Thursday. SI’s Ian Thomsen joined Toucher & Rich on Tuesday to discuss the series, and shoot down a Ray Allen rumor.

06/04/2013

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 21: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat poses for a portrait with the Larry O'Brien and Finals MVP Trophy after winning the Championship against the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game Five of the 2012 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 21, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

A King’s Coronation Silences The Critics

Sometimes, it’s just a superstars’ time to finally win a championship. It happened a few years ago in Miami when Peyton Manning won his first Super Bowl title. It happened again as the final buzzer sounded in Game 5 of the NBA Finals and LeBron James was a champion of the world.

06/22/2012

Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat celebrates with the Larry O'Brien Championship trophy after they won 121-106 against the Oklahoma City Thunder n Game Five of the 2012 NBA Finals on June 21, 2012 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Fun Facts From The Finals

Now that the 2012 NBA Finals are over, it’s time to look back at some of the interesting stats and nuggets from the series that saw the Miami Heat capture its second NBA championship in the last six years.

06/22/2012

Dwyane Wade #3 and Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat celebrates winning the Championship with the Larry O'Brien Trophy against the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game Five of the 2012 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 21, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Heat Championship Parade Set For Monday Morning

Now that the Miami Heat are the 2012 NBA World Champions, all that’s left is to prepare for the championship parade.

06/22/2012

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Heat Are Champions Again After 121-106 Victory!

It took around two years, but Thursday night after a completely dominating performance by the Miami Heat, LeBron James and the rest of the Big Three finally won the NBA Championship with a dominating 120-104 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

06/22/2012

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 19:  Shane Battier #31 of the Miami Heat pulls down a rebound against the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game Four of the 2012 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 19, 2012 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Battier Silences The Haters

Miami Heat forward Shane Battier has pulled off a feat not many athletes can claim in their career. When the Miami Heat hoisted the Larry O’Brien trophy as NBA champions, it marked the end of a long journey for Battier.

06/22/2012

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