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Heat use hustle to overcome mental errors

MIAMI -- "Work smarter, not harder" is a popular mantra in business these days, but for Miami in Game 3 it was more the opposite case.

The Heat made one mental error after another, especially in the first half, but played so much harder than they had in the first two games that it didn't matter. While much attention is being lavished on the Heat's comeback from 13 points down in the final six minutes -- and deservedly so -- Miami was the aggressor right out of the gate, and only a third-quarter blip prevented them from an easy win.