Basketball

June 14, 2012

Miami Heat’s Erik Spoelstra back to tinkering

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra enjoys applying platitudes such as “toughness” and “resolve” to his team. At Wednesday’s NBA Finals media session he must have used his pet phrase “impose our will” a dozen times. He likes to suggest that dealing with all of the attention, noise and venom the past two years — “we live in a different world than most teams,” he declared — has uniquely imbued the Heat with a psychological edge, a reservoir of something extra available to no one else.

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