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Beyond The Buzzer:
In his introductory press conference with the Dallas Mavericks Friday, DeJuan Blair was asked about losing in last season’s NBA Finals to the Miami Heat. The 24-year-old center, who appeared in 3 Finals games for an average of 5.7 minutes, responded by saying that he thinks the Spurs would’ve defeated Miami to win an NBA title if he had played more.
According to Mavs Fanatic (h/t HoopsHype):
Asked about falling short in Finals last year and motivation:
“Of course I want to get back. I don’t think [the Spurs] would have come up short if I had played. It was a lot of motivation though, very exciting two weeks of my life, definitely want to get back, I think we have the team to do it…
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