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5 things we learned from game 1 of the NBA Finals

Published: Friday, June 7 2013 9:19 a.m. MDT

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As a team, Miami shot 5-18 (27.7 percent) in the fourth quarter, including six missed shots inside of five feet. With great finishers in James, Wade and Chris Bosh, the lack of scoring in the paint was surprising.

Although the Heat defense pressured extremely well, it couldn't convert on the offensive end. A majority of Miami's points in the fourth quarter came at the free-throw line.

"I thought we were a little fatigued honestly in the fourth quarter," Wade told ESPN. "Looking around, we looked like a team that came off a seven-game series."

The Heat also were 0-5 from the three-point line in the fourth quarter. With Wade and James both possessing the ability to score at will, Miami will need them to step up in the fourth quarter in the future games.
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