Going small brings out Heat's best

Originally Published: June 15, 2013
By Kevin Arnovitz | ESPN.com

SAN ANTONIO -- Risk has always been a hard thing to measure for the Miami Heat.

Bringing together three all-NBA talents in their primes was a no-brainer in 2010, so much so that the rest of that first-year roster was assembled with excessive caution. The Heat brought in a wax museum of hulking, aging big men -- Ilgauskas, Magloire, Howard and Dampier. And why not? So long as the Big Three did their thing, all the Heat needed was some size, experience, rim protection and "no layups" enforcement.

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