Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 6/13/12
How could you think the Heat weren't going to make this interesting? After all, they don't really get going until times get desperate. Miami lost Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night 105-94 at Oklahoma City to fall behind for a third straight series. The Heat, of course, came back to win the previous two series or else they wouldn't still be playing. Nobody on the Heat had seemed tremendously concerned when they fell behind 2-1 in an East semifinal to Indiana and were facing Game 4 on the road without an injured Chris Bosh. Nobody was in a panic mode when Miami was down 3-2 in the Eastern Conference finals to Boston and facing Game 6 on the road. "We normally respond well to desperation," Heat guard Dwyane Wade had said nonchalantly before the Heat pulled out Games 6 and 7 in dramatic fashion to oust the Celtics. The deficits were more severe against Indiana and Boston, but let it be known the Thunder are much better than those teams. The Pacers ended up folding like origam...
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