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Thunder can learn from Finals loss

Like Heat before them, these players have chance to build on coming up short

Updated: June 22, 2012, 11:54 PM ET
By Scoop Jackson | ESPN.com

The end of the world doesn't look or feel like this. The beginning does.

In the NBA, champions evolve from teams that previously didn't quite get there; they aren't made overnight. As Eric Spoelstra said after winning his first championship as the Miami Heat head coach, you have to inherit the pain.

In the fire. Through the fire.

For the Oklahoma City Thunder, the end of Game 5 is not the moment they'll have to replay and relive until their time comes. The shouldn't ...

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