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As NBA Finals rematch arrives, Heat not focused on what was. A look at what has changed

Feb 19, 2021 - The Miami Herald

By It has been just four months since the Miami Heat’s memorable and unexpected playoff run as the Eastern Conference’s No. 5 seed ended in the Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers.

But a lot has changed since the Lakers won the NBA championship on Oct. 11 in the Walt Disney World quarantine bubble amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

That’s why when the Heat and Lakers face off in a nationally televised Finals rematch at Staples Center on Saturday (8:30 p.m., ABC), i...