For Pat Riley, head coach of the World Champion Miami Heat, the NBA championship is a promise fulfilled from 11 years ago to Miami Heat fans. He now has a championship ring for all the fingers on hand; the third-most among NBA coaches.
In the waning moments of difficult games, the Heat seemed to indeed get stronger and summon the very best from all their players. The Heat went on to win three more (four consecutive NBA Finals games), becoming only the third team in league history to win despite an 0-2 deficit.
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