Found September 21, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
The torment could have been the Heat's if not for a Chris Bosh rebound a Ray Allen 3-pointer and a finishing kick in overtime. Instead with the Heat's Game 6 victory in the NBA Finals the torment belongs to San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich the Heat left with a third Larry O'Brien trophy. How much does that Game 6 moment still resonate? In an interview with the San Antonio Express News Popovich said not even his offseason boxing workouts have eased the blow. "Nothing" he said "is a release." The disappointment was so profound the ensuing Game 7 loss at AmericanAirlines Arena still doesn't register. "Was there one?" he is quoted in the piece.

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