The Lakers gave Heat hope

Updated: March 12, 2011, 1:36 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

MIAMI -- The smile on Ron Artest's face grew as the long-winded question was being asked.

It wasn't so much a question, really, as it was a mini history lesson on the Miami Heat's recent struggles. They were on a five-game losing streak. They were 5-13 in games decided by five points or less. They were 1-9 against the top five teams in the league. They were 1-14 on potential tying or go-ahead shots in the last 10 seconds of games this season.

They are now also 2-0 against ...

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