Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward, left, during the first half in Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series next to Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) , Thurs., May 4, 2017, in Oakland, Calif.
Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward, left, during the first half in Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series next to Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) , Thurs., May 4, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. Marcio Jose Sanchez AP
Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward, left, during the first half in Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series next to Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) , Thurs., May 4, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. Marcio Jose Sanchez AP

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Greg Cote has been a Miami Herald sports columnist since 1995 and also writes the Random Evidence blog and NFL predictions along with his notorious sidekick the Upset Bird. He has covered Hurricanes football (1984-88), the Dolphins (1990-91) and major events including Super Bowls, NBA Finals, World Series, Stanley Cup, Olympics and World Cup.
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