No panic in Miami Heat

Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem (right) jokes around with forward Michael Beasley during practice...

Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem (right) jokes around with forward Michael Beasley during practice in San Antonio yesterday. (Reuters)

Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:27 PM ET

It has been just over two years since the Miami Heat lost consecutive playoff games.

The Heat dropped three straight Eastern Conference Finals games to the Boston Celtics in 2012, before taking the next two to advance to a Finals meeting with Oklahoma City.

The Heat lost the opener of that series, than won four straight and Miami also lost the first game of the Finals, along with the third and the fifth, rallying the next time out each time to get a victory.

Miami is 16-5 following a post-season loss in the Big Three era.

That is why so few people expect the Spurs to take a 2-0 series stranglehold when the Finals resume on Sunday evening.

As point guard Mario Chalmers put it on Saturday, the Heat just hates to lose.

 


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