MIAMI (AP) — Finishing strong is becoming a habit for the Miami Heat in these playoffs.
Going back to the start of the Brooklyn series, the Heat have not been outscored in a fourth quarter in any of their last seven games. The most recent strong finishing kick came in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against Indiana, when Miami outscored the Pacers 25-20 on the way to a four-point win.
It was just the fourth time in 58 opportunities this season where the Pacers lost a game when leading after three quarters.
They call it "Winning time" around the Heat, with good reason.
Over their last seven games, Miami has outscored opponents by 39 points in fourth quarters — after being outscored by 19 points in the first through third quarters.
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APNP Thu, 22 May 2014 23:10:50 GMT<
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