Ray Allen

The championship in his hands: Ray Allen's perfect three-pointer

It appeared smooth and effortless, an example of pure "in the moment" sporting perfection.

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Miami Heat's future as a dynasty under cloud as big decisions loom

Paul Suttor

Paul Suttor All those fans who suddenly became Miami Heat supporters in the past few years look like they'll be facing a true test of their loyalty before they realise.

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LeBron James stopped at the rim by Mason Plumlee and Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn rookie Mason Plumlee stops LeBron James at the rim.

Ira Winderman Yes, the Brooklyn Nets have the Miami Heat's number.

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Kevin Durant stars as Oklahoma City Thunder beat Toronto Raptors in double overtime

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant was close to unstoppable against Toronto.

Kevin Durant scored a game-high 51 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder stretched their winning streak to three games with a 119-118 double-overtime victory over the Toronto Raptors.

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Double Dribble: LeBron James needs to forget about MVP race with Kevin Durant

Paul Suttor

Paul Suttor LeBron James is on track to surrender his MVP award - and it could be the best thing for his career and the misfiring Miami Heat.

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NBA: Miami Heat power past Detroit Pistons with Dwyane Wade and LeBron James starring

Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (3) blocks Detroit Pistons' Josh Smith (6) during the first half of a NBA basketball game in Miami, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Dwyane Wade scored 30 points with 10 rebounds and five assists on Monday and LeBron James just missed a triple-double as NBA champions Miami beat Detroit 102-96.

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Heat's 10-game win streak snapped by Pistons

Kyle Singler of the Detroit Pistons drives towards LeBron James of the Miami Heat.

Reigning NBA champion Miami Heat sees its 10-game winning streak snapped.

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James stars for Heat in win over Hawks

LeBron James.

Star scores 38 points with eight rebounds and six assists to lead Miami to victory over Atlanta.

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Double Dribble: Basketball exports fail to generate interest at home

Paul Suttor

Paul Suttor In many ways it's a golden age for Australian basketball but the sport is still fighting for relevance in this country.

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NBA: New York Knicks stun JR Smith and then Miami Heat

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks takes a shot in the second half against the Miami Heat at Madison Square Garden on January 9, 2014 in New York City.The New York Knicks defeated the Miami Heat 102-92. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Scott Cacciola During a timeout early in the second quarter, J.R. Smith left his spot at the end of the bench and stood outside the huddle. Way outside the huddle.

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Live: NBA Finals Game 7: Miami Heat v San Antonio Spurs

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Paul Zalunardo Game 7 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs went down to the wire. This is how it unfolded.

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King James turns up the Heat for repeat

Miami Heat's LeBron James

MIAMI: Legacies are generally determined after the fact, written by others, imposed on the subject without their input.

How LeBron James turned a curse into a blessing

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Jeff Zillgitt LeBron James ate his pre-game dinner on Thursday with close friends and confidants.

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Tyson Chandler working hard on being an offensive threat

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 11: Tyson Chandler #6 of the New York Knicks goes up and scores two against the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden on January 11, 2013 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.The Bulls defeated the Knicks 108-101.   Bruce Bennett/Getty Images/AFP

Tyson Chandler celebrated his 31st birthday last Wednesday by retreating to a side basket at the New York Knicks' training gym.

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Miami leads NBA playoffs series

LeBron James.

LeBron James and the reigning NBA champion Miami Heat opened their playoff campaign in regal style on Sunday with a wire-to-wire 110-87 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Heat run riot over Bulls

Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls.

Ray Allen scored 21 points as Miami rebounded from a game one loss to rout Chicago 115-78 on Wednesday, handing the Bulls their most lopsided NBA playoff defeat in franchise history.

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Mills keen to light spark for Aussie basketball

:  MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 29: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat chases down Patrick Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs during a game at American Airlines Arena on November 29, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Canberra's Patrick Mills wants his NBA journey to motivate indigenous children to chase their dreams.

Live NBA Finals Game One: Miami Heat v San Antonio Spurs

Paul Suttor The game between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs went down to the wire. Read below to see how it unfolded.

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Parker, Duncan lead Spurs to victory

LeBron James.

Greg Heakes Tony Parker scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and Tim Duncan had 20 points and 14 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs rallied to beat the Miami Heat 92-88 in game one of the NBA finals.

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Live NBA Finals Game Two: Miami Heat v San Antonio Spurs

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Lee Gaskin The Heat were looking to square the series after the Spurs took out the first clash between the sides. This is how Game Two of the NBA Finals unfolded.