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Yesterday, the Stanley Cup playoffs finished up. Today is about new beginnings. Today is the start of the NBA finals. One of the teams is a familiar face. The Miami Heat reached the finals last year, only to fall to Dallas. Oklahoma City has never seen this stage. One team seeks redemption, to finally live up to the hype. The other seeks recognition, to let the basketball world know they have arrived.
One win, that’s all the Miami Heat need to return to the finals for the first time since 2006. One win, that’s all it will take for “the King” to get his second chance at his first ring. One win. But judging by last night’s game, that may be easier said than done. While it was true that the Heat emerged victorious during the game, it wasn’t without quite the fight from the Bulls. The game was extended in to overtime and for a large
part of regulation the Heat seemed to be on the ropes.
For much of the game, the big three of the Heat weren’t exactly lighting it up on offense. One may look at the box score and see that they all ended with at least 14 points, but there were long stretches where they proved ineffective. This was especially evident with former finals MVP Dwayne Wade, who did not score the entire second half. But there were signs that might prove discouraging for those looking for a Bulls comeback.