NBA Finals: 5 things we've learned heading into Game 7

Published: Thursday, June 20 2013 10:49 a.m. MDT

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The Lakers didn't learn in 2008. The Bulls didn't learn in 2009.

Incredibly, the Spurs joined the list of teams that forgot leaving Ray Allen open -- whether he has the ball or not -- is the worst mistake possible when a 3-pointer makes all the difference.

Not that the Heat are absolved from guilt either. These two teams are supposed to be among the best perimeter-defending clubs in the league.

Instead, guys like Allen, Mike Miller, Gary Neal and Danny Green have never been more wide open.
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