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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. [url=h

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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. Authentic Margus Hunt 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." Authentic Christine Michael Sr Jersey . - A week after a late-game debacle on defence, the Pittsburgh Steelers showed they can finish. 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I think hes done a great job here. Hes, day in and day out, consistent with the guys. You know where you stand with him, which is a great quality as a coach. In this locker room, guys have a ton of respect for him.Ryan doesnt deny the disappointment of the past two years. Since falling 10 yards shy of the Super Bowl two seasons ago, the Falcons are 10-21, but Ryan refuses to apologize that theyre in position to win the division and host a playoff game next week.Owner Arthur Blank hasnt said if he wants Smith to return next season. A victory, though, wouldnt hurt the coachs chances.While Ryan putting responsibility on himself and his teammates to keep Smith with the Falcons, Smith has always said he has to coach better to put players in position to succeed.Its the embodiment of mutual respect, but theres a personal side to the relationship, too.Smith told The AP that hes grown very close to Ryan through the years and wants to continue that relationship in Atlanta.Matt Ryan has been the face of our franchise since the first game he played, Smith said. He means the world to me, not only as a football player but also as someone that can mentor the other players on the team. His play on the field speaks for itself. His ability to overcome adversity, his mental toughness, his physical toughness is as good as Ive ever seen.The future of their relationship is unceertain until Sunday. Authentic Malik Hooker Jersey. If the Falcons lose, based on Blanks past firings of Dan Reeves and Jim Mora, Smith could be out by Monday.If Atlanta wins, the question will linger as the team plans to host a wild-card playoff game next weekend.The Falcons put playoff tickets on sale not long after winning last Sunday at New Orleans and eliminating the Saints division hopes.This is what you work so hard for in the off-season and during training camp, to have opportunities like this late in the year where everything is on the line, Ryan said. Thats fun. I think guys are going to enjoy the moment.Blank also hasnt said publicly if general manager Thomas Dimitroff, who was hired in January 2008 before Smith was brought on board, will return.Regardless of the status of his GM and coach, Ryan is in the first season of a six-year, $100 million contract and knows he likely will be in Atlanta for quite some time.So its no surprise that Ryan wants to end this season on a successful note. He knows that some fans will consider this game as the defining moment, particularly if the Falcons lose.Thats kind of the nature of this game, where were at, where (the Panthers are) at, whats on the line, Ryan said. Im sure thats people will remember. Theyll remember what happens late in the year. Hopefully its other games after this, though, for us that are the ones that are memorable.Notes: Pro Bowl WR Julio Jones (hip/oblique) did not participate in practice. Also held out were WR Roddy White (ankle), RB Steven Jackson (quadriceps) and reserve CB Josh Wilson (hamstring). ... 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