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  • Spurs end Heat's attempt at three straight NBA titles with Game 5 victory

    Spurs end Heat's attempt at three straight NBA titles with Game 5 victory
    — These situations had been no problem for the Miami Heat the past three seasons. They faced elimination five times in the postseason. They won five times. But all things come to an end. The San Antonio Spurs overcame an early 16-point deficit...
  • Heat's dream dies as Spurs earn title

    Heat's dream dies as Spurs earn title
    SAN ANTONIO — As the end came, as the crowd stood, as San Antonio took out its star players to deserved curtain calls, one by one, the Heat faces told how their dream crashed. Eyes down. Heads lowered. Lips tightened. On a night to forget in a...
  • ASK IRA: Was Spoelstra's approach exposed as flawed?

    ASK IRA: Was Spoelstra's approach exposed as flawed?
    Q: Same strategy; same results. Even you have to admit this series was not a good one for Erik Spoelstra. Yes the Spurs were better in every way, but the "Heat way" of doing things was exposed. -- Mack. A: I honestly think with Chris Andersen a step...
  • Winderman's view: Spurs 104, Heat 87

    Winderman's view: Spurs 104, Heat 87
    Observations from Sunday night's 104-87 season-ending NBA Finals loss to the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center: -- It looked even worse in person. -- LeBron James opened playing one on five. -- That only works for so long. -- Especially when...
  • Quick take: Spurs 104, Heat 87

    Quick take: Spurs 104, Heat 87
    What went right for the Heat After miserable starts in Games 3 and 4, the Heat finally found a quick spark. They started the game on an 11-2 run and saw their lead grow to 22-6 before the Spurs began to rally. LeBron James started the game 5-of-7 and...
  • Five questions facing the Miami Heat

    The Sports Xchange By Jeff Reynolds, The Sports Xchange Five questions facing the Miami Heat Four lopsided defeats in the NBA Finals raised questions for the Heat, but all is not lost in Miami. At least, not yet. Head coach Erik Spoelstra and LeBron...
  • LeBron says this is not time to discuss Big Three future

    LeBron says this is not time to discuss Big Three future
      As speculation about the future swirls, LeBron James said Saturday he isn't thinking about what the Miami Heat might look like after these NBA Finals.    James said keeping the team's Big Three intact is not part of the incentive of trying to push...
  • Greg Cote: History weighs heavily on Heat's chances of coming back

    SAN ANTONIO The Miami Heat fast-bloomed into the biggest, most talked-about phenomenon in American sports all at once in the summer of 2010 and it was supposed to be so easy, remember? NBA pundits quickly predicted the team would break Chicago and Michael...
  • Fans back California Chrome's cause

    Fans back California Chrome's cause
    Finally someone (Steve Coburn) had the guts to say out loud how ridiculous it is to let horses who have not raced in the Derby and the Preakness to run in what is the hardest of the three races. What does it prove except that a well-rested horse has a...
  • It's not about 'Melo, it's about more for Heat

    It's not about 'Melo, it's about more for Heat
       Put aside, for a moment, any specific name, any speculation. There will be plenty of time for that when these NBA Finals are over (and perhaps sooner rather than later).    Instead, appreciate that something needs to be done.    Start first with...
  • ASK IRA: Did Pat Riley properly position the Heat?

    ASK IRA: Did Pat Riley properly position the Heat?
    Q: Ira, isn't this series a defeat for Pat Riley vs. R.C. Buford more than Erik Spoelstra vs. Gregg Popovich? Riley just hasn't gotten the blame for failing to put the pieces together for LeBron James, even with the financial restrictions. He has always...