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MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – Members of the Miami Heat hope to re-ignite the fire in their bellies and again heat up the NBA Finals after a total team collapse in a Game 2 loss to the Mavericks.
The Heat blew a 15-point lead to fall the Mavs 95-93 and essentially give up what had been their home-court advantage. The series now heads to Dallas for three games.
The team’s epic collapse, combined with the late hour the game ended, combined for what can only be described today as a Heat hangover. Heat fans who weren’t speechless had little to say after Thursday night’s defeat.
“It was hard,” said William Claro, a Heat fan having lunch at the Doral Ale House.
“I hit my alarm clock four times. I couldn’t get out of bed,” Apolino Restrepo told CBS4’s Jorge Estevez.
“Still shocked. It was a tough game they played well,” said Chad Orta.
The Heat played well until the final 5 minutes when the Mavericks started scoring at will. The amazing comeback was capped off by a Dirk Nowitzki lay-up with just seconds to play. The move left fans stunned.
“I actually went to the game on Tuesday night. I didn’t go to bed until one thirty, but I woke up super refreshed. Last night, I watched the game at home and I was more tired today with more rest that I got Tuesday night,” said Freddie Melero.
So even though there may be such a thing as a Heat Hangover, there could be a cure with a win in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
“I got a ton of Heat and they are killing my head right now, do you got a pill for that,” joked Restrepo.