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Friday, April 6, 2012
'Tired' excuse doesn't rest with Spoelstra

By Michael Wallace

MIAMI - Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has referred to Miami as a "no-excuse" team all season. So when asked whether late-season fatigue factored into his team's sluggish play in a 97-82 loss Friday to Memphis, it struck a nerve.

Make that a few nerves. The Heat's 17-game home winning streak wasn't the only thing snapped at AmericanAirlines Arena after Friday's performance.