NBA Finals - "I'm not too concerned," says LeBron James (PHOTOS)
By Homer D. Sayson
Thu, 12 Jun 2014
MIAMI -- "We got our @#* kicked. It's disappointing to see the lack of focus. I think we stopped trusting each other...Overall, we weren't doing our job."
Those were the views of Miami small forward Chris Bosh as he spoke before a throng of reporters from all over the world today during the Heat's media availability session at the American Airlines Arena.
But as bad as the Game 3 loss was, it only represented one game. "We have to move on to the next," said Dwyane Wade, whose Heat didn't practice and chose to spend the day for film study and dissect the many things that broke down in the stunning blowout.
LeBron James also faced the media today and expressed his thoughts on the simmering best-of-7 championship series.
"Oh well, I mean, we have to fix some things for sure, but I'm not too concerned. I believe in our system, believe in our teammates and we have to for sure play a better game than we did in Game 3. We learn from our mistakes and we have to bring a better approach or better physical mindset into Game 4," said the 4-time MVP.
The Heat now trail the NBA Finals 2-1, no thanks to a royal beating in Game 3 where the Spurs built a 25-point lead before winning by 19, at the final horn, 111-92.
But the Spurs, who were heartbroken by the Heat in seven games in last June's NBA Finals, are not stopping to smell the roses.
"I don't think about last year at all at this point," said Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. "I don't think about last year Game 3, Game 4 at all. This is a different animal, and I'm just concerned about the game tomorrow night. So that's the way I look a it. I don't go back in time. Just figure out what's going on now. What are we doing well? What are we doing poorly and how can you improve it,?" Popovich added.
Game 4 returns to the American Airlines Arena Thursday night (Friday AM in Manila).
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