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Play Breakdown: ‘Flash’ Returns for the Heat

Apr 20, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) motions to fans before a game against the Charlotte Bobcats in game one during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Though difficult to comprehend now, it wasn't long ago that the Miami Heat – with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh wearing red and gold – looked lost offensively. Conventional wisdom before the 2010-2011 season was that Miami would take the league by storm, ushering in new structures of team-building both on and off the floor. Back then, it didn't seem insane when Jeff Van Gundy predicted that this new Big Three would lead the Heat to a record-breaking 73 wins – never before had skilled, smart, uber-athletes of James and Wade's caliber ran opposite wings, and Bosh was an ideal fit alongside them as rangy inside-out scorer.

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2014 All-Star Profile: Chris Bosh

via flickr | Gabriel Li

LeBron James and Steph Curry traded four would-be game-winners in the final 60 seconds of the Heat’s wild 111-110 win over the Warriors in Oakland on Thursday night. Miami squandered a seemingly insurmountable 21-point third quarter lead at the hands of surreal Golden State shot-making and a raucous Oracle Arena crowd, setting the stage for James to steal back the victory with a 27-footer as .2 seconds remained on the game-clock.

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LeBron, Wade, Battier, Bosh And Oden Butcher Songs At Battioke 2014

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For the third straight year, Shane Battier got his Heat teammates together in Fillmore to put their vocals to the test in "Battioke" - an event that raises money for Shane's 'Take Charge Foundation', which is dedicated to providing financial aid for underserved students looking to go to college.

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Open Shots (1/15): On Paul George’s Struggles, James Johnson’s Influence, PJ Tucker’s Payday and More

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The Corner Three: Paul George's Struggles from Mid-Range

In The Paint: James Johnson's Influence and PJ Tucker's Payday

Long Twos: Suns Out-Of-Bounds Play, Scary Good Anthony Davis, Bradley Beal's Awkwardness at the Rim, Kevin Garnett "Da Kid", Chris Bosh Pump-Fake, Typical Detroit Incompetence