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MIAMI - Dwyane Wade thinks theres no one better than the Miami Heat at dealing with the mental challenge of the playoffs. Steve Mandanda Jersey . In his eyes, only one other team might compare. Hes talking about the San Antonio Spurs. Thats why Wade believes these NBA Finals are just getting started. When he looks at the Spurs, he sees qualities his own team has, including an ability to break down a loss and quickly correct things. Its what Miami did before Game 2 of the finals and its what Wade expects the Spurs to do before the title series resumes with Game 3 in Miami on Tuesday night. "You never put them away," Wade said. "I think they always believe and its the same with us. You cant, you wont, put us away because were always going to believe. Thats why this is a perfect, different animal, kind of series. Theyre the other team like us. They dont lose much and when they do they come back and be better in the next game. So weve got to come out and do the same thing." That would explain why on Monday, instead of a day off, the Heat gathered to watch video of Game 2. By winning in San Antonio to even the finals at 1-1, home-court advantage now belongs to the Heat. But no one in their locker room thinks its going to get easy now. "They came out great. They played a great game," Spurs guard Tony Parker said after Miamis 98-96 win in Game 2, the 13th straight time the Heat immediately followed a post-season loss with a victory. "Now its our turn to go over there and get one. We played pretty well all season long on the road and so were going to have two great opportunities to try to come up with a win." Miami has won a franchise-record 11 straight post-season games at home. The last team to win a playoff game in Miami was the Spurs, winning Game 1 of last seasons finals. "We are in a tough situation because weve got to go to Miami and weve got to get one," Spurs guard Manu Ginobili said. "We dont want to come back here 3-1 down. Its very hard to overcome that. Definitely going to be a great challenge for the team to play in an arena like that and having to win." A challenge, sure, but its one Heat coach Erik Spoelstra knows the Spurs can handle. "Coming back here there has to be an incredible sense of focus and urgency," Spoelstra said Monday. "Theyre a veteran, poised, championship-level team thats been through a lot. The crowd wont affect them much." Neither team thought it played all that well in the game that it won so far in these finals. The Spurs turned the ball over too much for their liking in Game 1 — the game that will be remembered for the air conditioning malfunction and cramps inside a steamy building forcing LeBron James to leave in the final minutes. In Game 2, the Heat werent thrilled with a slow start and how they spent much of the game playing from behind. When James got rolling in the third quarter, things started swinging Miamis way in Game 2. When he found Chris Bosh for the 3-pointer that put Miami ahead for good with 1:18 left, it was just another example of the four-time MVP setting a teammate up for a big play. "Im going to make the right play," said James, who signalled to Bosh about what he wanted on that play. "To have that trust from my teammates, they know when Ive got the ball, Im going to make the right play. Doesnt mean its going to go in. Doesnt mean its going to result in a win, but they believe in my ability." The pressure, if Miami had not found a way to win in the final moments of Game 2, would have been enormous on the two-time defending champions. Now, it seems to have shifted to the Spurs. "It doesnt matter what weve been through before," Spurs forward Tim Duncan said. "Were here now again." The last time these teams met in Miami at this time of year, the Heat wound up spraying champagne in their locker room. Its tempting, Bosh acknowledged, to think that all Miami needs to do for a third straight championship is stay unbeaten at home. But Bosh wont let himself go there. "I can only think about Game 3," Bosh said. "Weve played well at home this post-season. I think we feel we have an advantage now. We have to make sure that we play well and keep it that way." Presnel Kimpembe Jersey .Y. - Joe Johnson hit six 3-pointers in his 27 points, Mason Plumlee added 18 points, and the Brooklyn Nets won their 11th straight at home, beating the Boston Celtics 114-98 Friday night. Alphonse Areola Jersey . Wawrinka, who is seeded fourth, is in the top half of the draw with Serbian Novak Djokovic. The Swiss star outlasted Djokovic in a five-set quarterfinal thriller last year and stunned Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the final to capture his first-ever Grand Slam title. http://www.nationalfrancesoccer.com/florian-thauvin-france-jersey/ . Chan captured two silver medals at last months Sochi Winter Games — mens singles and the inaugural team event. But he doesnt have the urge to resume training to defend his world title when the event is held in Saitama, Japan, later this month.The Los Angeles Kings overwhelmed the Anaheim Ducks in Game Seven earning a berth in the Western Conference Final; notes on Justin Williams, Marian Gaborik, John Gibson, Teemu Selanne and more. KINGS TAKE FREEWAY SERIES The Los Angeles Kings stormed the Anaheim Ducks early in Game Seven, building a 3-0 first-period lead on their way to a 6-2 decision, earning the Kings a rematch with the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Final. The Kings were led by a roster of players that have already had playoff, and Game Seven, success. None more than Kings RW Justin Williams, who scored the opening goal on the power play and added an assist; it was Williams sixth goal in six career Game Sevens. Joining Williams with a 6-0 career record in Game Sevens, Kings LW Marian Gaborik, who had a goal and an assist. Gaborik was a dominant performer in the series, scoring six goals and four assists in seven games. Gaborik leads the playoffs with nine goals and, since arriving in a trade from Columbus, hes put up 14 goald and 17 assists in 32 (regular season plus playoff) games. In addition to Williams and Gaborik, the Kings got big performances from Mike Richards and Jeff Carter. Richards, also 6-0 in Game Sevens, had three points in 13 playoff games entering Fridays game and had been demoted to the fourth line, but he had a goal and an assist in the deciding game. Richards old Philadelphia running mate, Jeff Carter, also contributed a goal and an assist, in addition to having the Kings best puck possession stats for the game. A couple more Kings had multi-point games, which can happen in a 6-2 romp: C Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist to run his playoff-leading point total to 19 points in 14 games and LW Kyle Clifford, who had one assist in his first 11 playoff games, chipped in a pair of assists in Game Seven. As the Kings pulled away from the Ducks, they chased Ducks G John&nnbsp;Gibson from the net, scoring four goals on 18 shots in 22:02. NGolo Kante France Jersey. Gibson had stopped 88 of 93 shots in three games, giving the Ducks a chance to win the series, but the 20-year-old was overwhelmed. It wasnt that he let in terrible goals; the Ducks were getting dominated and Gibson couldnt turn back the Kings attack. The game marked the swan song for Ducks RW Teemu Selanne, the 43-year-old winger who ranked 11th in league history with 684 career goals. Ducks C Ryan Getzlaf had a valiant effort in defeat, with one assist and 13 shot attempts but the Ducks were chasing the game all night. Getzlaf led the Ducks with 15 points in the playoffs, ahead of RW Corey Perry (11) and C Nick Bonino (eight). The Ducks season was marked by a fortunate shooting percentage, leading the league at 9.8% during 5-on-5 play, and thats the kind of thing that doesnt tend to sustain year-over-year, but the Ducks have a roster that is still poised to be competitive going forward. They have a lot of young players on the way up, including goaltenders Gibson and Frederik Andersen and defencemen Cam Fowler, Hampus Lindholm and Sami Vatanen. Many of their forwards, aside from Getzlaf and Perry, are in their early-to-mid-20s, so they may be able to improve enough to at least somewhat offset the likely statistical regression. The Kings meeting the Blackhawks in the Western Conference Final pits the leagues top two puck possession teams against each other and that ought to make for a competitive series; more competitive than last year when the Blackhawks ousted the Kings in five games. The question is, looking ahead, will the team that manages to run the Western Conference gauntlet have anything left for the Stanley Cup Final? Scott Cullen can be reached at Scott.Cullen@bellmedia.ca and followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tsnscottcullen. For more, check out TSN Fantasy on Facebook. Cheap Jerseys Online Wholesale Black NFL Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping ' ' '