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Long-range game is wild for Heat, Spurs in NBA Playoffs

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Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) shoots over San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night in San Antonio.

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SAN ANTONIO — The teams with the best 3-point percentage so far in these playoffs are San Antonio and Miami, so it might seem logical to think that the Spurs and Heat love the long-range game.
It would also be wrong.
“I hate it,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said of the 3.
“We are not just a perimeter team,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra insisted.
Love it or hate it, the Spurs and Heat know how to use it, anyway. The 3-pointer is getting fired more than ever these days, and there’s some easy correlations to draw between San Antonio and ...


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