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Question of the Day
Wade and LeBron James don’t need to be reminded that a two-game lead in a series _ while it usually means good things _ doesn’t guarantee much of anything. Wade led a Heat comeback from a 2-0 series deficit against Dallas in the 2006 NBA finals. James rallied his Cleveland team from two games down to win the Eastern Conference crown a year later against Detroit.
Don’t tell them this series is over. They know better.
“All we did was win two at home,” Wade said. “That’s a very good team over there that we know is going to give us everything _ their all _ come the next four days when they get two at home in Boston.”
Rivers said the Celtics believe they’re getting closer to figuring out how to beat Miami.
His team seems to agree.
“I’m not concerned at all,” Allen said. “After the game I think that everybody was, I say everybody was in good spirits, but at the same time we were disappointed. We were upset.”
Rivers knows there are tons of questions about the future of the Celtics, especially if they lose a one-sided series to Miami for the second straight year. The Heat needed five games to oust Boston in last season’s East semifinals.
He dismissed all the what-happens-next talk, saying that if the Heat fall in this series, they’ll likely see some major roster turnover as well. For now, he’s locked in on just taking the memory of Game 2 and trying to get back on track in Game 3.
“You don’t throw it away,” Rivers said. “You hold onto it for 24 hours, and then you move on. We’ve been really good at that. We have no choice in the matter. We play at home on Friday. You know, listen, it’s corny, but they’ve won two games at home, and now we go to a place that we’re very comfortable in, and we have to win two games at home. And then we’ll see from there.”
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