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Sport The NBA Finals: Why the Heat will win the championship

10:06  30 september  2020
10:06  30 september  2020 Source:   ap.org

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The 2020 NBA Finals is the upcoming championship series of the National Basketball Association ( NBA )'s 2019–20 season and conclusion of the season's playoffs.

The Heat won the series 4-2 and now, they’ll see LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers for the title. Tyler Herro scored 19 points, Duncan Robinson The Heat are the only NBA franchise with six finals appearances in the last 15 years. They’re seeking their fourth title. Game 1 of the final series is

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — This pick doesn’t make much sense.

Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo (13) is tied up by Boston Celtics' Daniel Theis, background, during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Adebayo was fouled on the play. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) © Provided by Associated Press Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo (13) is tied up by Boston Celtics' Daniel Theis, background, during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Adebayo was fouled on the play. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The best scorer on the Miami Heat might be a baby-faced rookie. The best player had never been past the second round of the playoffs before this season. The starting center wasn’t good enough to make a USA Basketball World Cup team that went to China last year and managed to only finish seventh. And the Heat have been the NBA’s best team this season in basically two categories: true shooting percentage (which is good) and double-digit leads blown (which is not).

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The Heat will now face their former star James, who has steered the Lakers to the NBA Finals after the team failed to even make the playoffs a year ago. They went on to beat the Houston Rockets in the second round and the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Championship , winning each

LeBron James has made winning look easy inside the NBA Dragic has been great for Miami in The Heat started Crowder at power forward against Boston, but their choice against the Lakers is In his fifth Finals , going for his third ring, Spoelstra is finally in a position to get just due as one of the

Hey, it’s 2020. Nothing makes sense.

And that’s why this is the pick: The Miami Heat are going to win the NBA championship.

For the 25 years that Pat Riley has been in Miami and running the Heat, the franchise has lived by a code that he came up with. Their mandate, every day, is to be “the hardest-working, best-conditioned, most-professional, unselfish, toughest, meanest, nastiest team in the NBA.”

Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) celebrates a basket against the Boston Celtics late in the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference final, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) © Provided by Associated Press Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) celebrates a basket against the Boston Celtics late in the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference final, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Riley had no idea that he was writing the blueprint for how a basketball team could thrive inside a bubble during a pandemic, of course.

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The Heat were made for the bubble. The bubble rewarded toughness, both of body and mind. It tested players and teams in ways nobody thought possible; the isolation from the outside world, the isolation from family, the inability for multimillionaire athletes and coaches to come and go as they please and do whatever they want, with whomever they want, whenever they want.

Miami embraced all that. Jimmy Butler, with a baby at home and whose entire circle is a very tight knit group of family and friends that aren’t in the bubble, tried to relax by opening what started as a faux coffee shop for teammates that might actually become a real business opportunity. He didn’t want his family in the bubble even when guests were allowed; he wanted that edge that comes from not having loved ones around, that responsibility he feels to make up for his absence by bringing them a championship.

Butler made it past the second round for the first time. Tyler Herro, a rookie in name only, takes and makes big shot after big shot. Bam Adebayo, who came into this season with a soul on fire after he felt he was snubbed by USA Basketball, has shown the world what the Heat already knew: He’s a superstar and about to get paid like one.

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DJ Khaled's reaction to the win over the Celtics was priceless!! The 44-year-old -- who's been a Heat fan for YEARS -- was catching the NBA 's Eastern Conference Finals game in a living Khaled then gave an epic pump-up speech about his squad boasting about all their championships and saying

Erik Spoelstra is about to coach in the finals for the fifth time in 10 years. The job he has done in the bubble is nothing short of masterful. Kendrick Nunn and Meyers Leonard were starters for this team all season. They’re not in the rotation now, after the Heat changed the way it plays for the playoffs, a move that most coaches wouldn’t have the courage to make. Not Spoelstra. The Heat are always all-in on one thing: finding a way to win it all.

Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler (22), Tyler Herro, bottom center, and Jae Crowder (99) celebrate a game tying basket by Butler late in the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) © Provided by Associated Press Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler (22), Tyler Herro, bottom center, and Jae Crowder (99) celebrate a game tying basket by Butler late in the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Beating the Los Angeles Lakers in this series won’t be easy. They — like every other NBA team — do not have a way of silencing LeBron James, who will be highly motivated to beat his former team. James and Anthony Davis are the best two players in this series. The finals are typically a showcase for stars; the team with the most stars usually wins.

2020 NBA Finals: Sports world reacts to Heat-Lakers matchup

  2020 NBA Finals: Sports world reacts to Heat-Lakers matchup Reeling after losing their Game 5 matchup against the Boston Celtics, the Miami Heat needed a win Sunday evening in Orlando to avoid a Game 7. That’s exactly what we saw come to fruition. OFF TO THE NBA FINALS pic.twitter.com/kcQ6OrC9xm— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) September 28, 2020 Miami Heat clinch spot in NBA FinalsAll-Star big man Bam Adebayo dropped 32 points in Miami’s decisive 125-113 win over Boston Sunday evening. This followed some major struggles from the youngster during Game 5 on Friday. Meanwhile, stud rookie Tyler Herro did his thing with 19 points to go with five rebounds and seven assists off the bench.

In this video we will be talking about how the Miami Heat could dominate the NBA as they have grest young talent like Tyler hero,Kendrick nun And I think with this core the heat could easily be a NBA playoff team every year and maybe even a NBA finals contender if they all develop like they should.

The Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat are set to face off in the 2020 NBA Finals and you can watch the action live on Sky Sports. More than two months after 22 teams entered the NBA 's Orlando bubble to fight for the NBA championship , only two remain.

Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler (22) celebrates after a dunk in the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) © Provided by Associated Press Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler (22) celebrates after a dunk in the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Nothing’s typical about 2020.

The Lakers have the talent. The Heat have the chemistry. If there’s one lesson learned from this pandemic world that now exists, it should be to trust science.

Chemistry wins. Heat in six.

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Tim Reynolds is a national basketball writer for The Associated Press. Write to him at treynolds(at)ap.org

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