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Bernstein: ‘Derrick Rose Rule’ Bites Bulls

Thirty percent of the Bulls salary-cap space is useless, again.

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Spoelstra Overcomes It All To Become A Champ Again

He’s never won NBA Coach of the Year, but Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra has had the last laugh as the leader of the back-to-back champions.

06/21/2013

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Role Players Swing Game For Heat

Coming into the deciding Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals, everyone knew what to expect from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, but it was the role players who would help swing the game for the Heat.

06/21/2013

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Wade Etches Name Into NBA History

The Miami Heat are NBA Champions for the third time in seven years and the one constant through all of that time has been superstar guard Dwyane Wade.

06/21/2013

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LeBron Wins 2nd Straight Finals MVP

He’s the most decorated player in the National Basketball Association and when it mattered most, LeBron James once again came through for the Miami Heat.

06/21/2013

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Baffoe: Keep Hating Lebron James

Haters gonna hate.

06/21/2013

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Miami Completes The Heat-Peat, 95-88

How do you follow up one of the greatest NBA Finals games in history? The Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs did just that Thursday night with the greatest spectacle in sports, a Game 7, winner-take-all game at the AmericanAirlines Arena.

06/21/2013

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Heat Hope June 20 History Repeats Itself

June 20 holds a special place in Miami Heat history. It’s the anniversary of the team’s first NBA Championship and could become the date when the Big Three hoist a second straight title

06/20/2013

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Heat Have Big Advantage In Game 7 Experience

Experience or youth? It’s often the difference between winning and losing in sports and Game 7 will feature plenty of both for the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat.

06/20/2013

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History Favors Home Team In Game 7s

The Miami Heat put together one of the best regular seasons in recent memory thanks in large part to a 27-game winning streak. But it also secured home-court advantage throughout the playoffs and that could be a deciding factor on where the Larry O’Brien trophy stays for the next year.

06/20/2013

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Heat & Spurs Battle For Legacies In Game 7

And then there was one. One game to decide the value of a year’s worth of work trying to become NBA champion. For one team, it’s one last shot at glory as the window is nearly closed on a historic run and for the other, immortality winning back-to-back championships.

06/20/2013

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VIDEO: The LeBron James Headband Game

It will be known as the LeBron James Headband Game.

06/19/2013

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Why The Spurs Must Win Game 7

Nobody wants to be remembered for choking? Just ask Bill Buckner.

06/19/2013

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat drives on Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs in the second half during Game Six of the 2013 NBA Finals at AmericanAirlines Arena on June 18, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

James, Heat Beat Spurs 103-100 In OT; Force Game 7

LeBron James saved a championship reign, canceled a celebration. The toughest part now might be topping this performance in Game 7.

06/19/2013

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5 Things to Watch For In Game 6 of NBA Finals

Five things to watch for in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, as the San Antonio Spurs try to clinch their fifth title and end the Miami Heat’s reign on Tuesday night:

06/18/2013

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Spurs A Model Of Patience & Success

The Spurs have long been the NBA’s gold standard when it comes to drafting and development, preferring to roll up their sleeves and scour the globe to find the right players to slot into well-defined roles in San Antonio.

06/18/2013

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Odds Stacked Against Heat In Game 6

The Miami Heat dug themselves a hole when they allowed the San Antonio Spurs to go up 3-2 in the 2013 NBA Finals. Heading into Game 6, the Heat face long odds of just getting to Game 7, much less winning the NBA championship.

06/18/2013

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Heat Have No Room For Error Versus Spurs In Game 6

They lost three times in three months in one of the most overpowering stretches the NBA has ever seen.

06/18/2013

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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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