Short is sweet for Miami Heat

Up 2-1 in the NBA Finals, the Heat have turned small ball into a big advantage

Updated: June 20, 2012, 2:53 PM ET
By Israel Gutierrez | ESPN.com

MIAMI -- It was a simple defensive switch -- the kind of defensive strategy that would have been considered a concession and a mistake in old-school Miami Heat thinking -- and it left Dwyane Wade defending Kevin Durant during the second quarter of Sunday's Game 3.

It wasn't the first time this apparent mismatch happened in this series, and it won't be the last. On this particular occasion, Durant nailed a pull-up jumper over the extended reach of Wade then decided to tell Wade exactly ...

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