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Miami looking to snap out of fourth-quarter funk

NBA Finals Notebook

The Miami Heat players listen to the National Anthem before Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night.

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MIAMI — Finishing games is becoming a concern for the Miami Heat.
They led the NBA this season in fourth-quarter field-goal percentage, and probably could have posted even bigger numbers if so many of their games hadn’t already been decided before the final 12 minutes of play.
But in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the Heat managed only 16 points against the San Antonio Spurs, and lost by four. It was the seventh straight game where the Heat failed to score 25 in the fourth quarter, after doing so in eight of their first 10 playoff games. And while ...

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