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Erik Spoelstra
A lot's the same and a lot's different this time for Heat and Spurs
A lot's the same and a lot's different this time for Heat and Spurs

For the most part, the rosters are the same. The setting, cities and coaches, all unchanged. As the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs prepare to meet in the NBA Finals again, the pervading thought is that this series is a mere continuation of last year's seven-game thriller. In some ways, maybe it is. The Heat and Spurs split their regular-season meetings and this matchup isn't exactly a surprise, but the Heat sees differences. And the Heat understands if it wants the same result it got last time out against the Spurs, it's going to have to rely on some of the adjustments it made over the last 12 months, especially since this time Miami won't have home-court...

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