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Heat begin preparing for NBA Finals; Saturday practice audio

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The Miami Heat returned to practice on Saturday at the AAA for the first time since beating the Chicago Bulls in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals last Thursday.  They have a few days to prepare before hosting Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night, and all signs point to everyone being ready to roll despite any injury reports.  Even James Jones, who had been seen lately wearing a protective boot on his left foot, was back in the mix and reports are that he is good to go for the Finals. 

The Heat held Dwyane Wade, Udonis Haslem and Mike Miller out of practice to allow them a little extra rest, though Wade did spend some time following practice taking some shooting drills.  With over 2 days left until Game 1, there is plenty of time for them to get some much needed down time so that they can go into the Finals nice and fresh. 

Follow the jump for some post-practice audio from the usual suspects; Erik Spoelstra, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.  To play the audio, just click on the file you want to hear and it should open and play inside your browser.

Erik Spoelstra- Dirk can thwart almost any defense

Erik Spoelstra- Mavs are prolific scoring squad

Erik Spoelstra- Mavs run to the Finals is impressive

Erik Spoelstra- Strategy on how to handle Dirk

Erik Spoelstra- The challenges of guarding Dirk

Erik Spoelstra- LeBron and I got along better after the bump

Erik Spoelstra- Loss in Dallas was a seminal moment

Erik Spoelstra- Reaction to the bump surprised LeBron and myself

Chris Bosh- Desire will factor into series outcome

Chris Bosh- Have you had success against Dirk's fadeaway

Chris Bosh- How do you defend Dirk

Chris Bosh- The last win in Toronto gave us home edge

Chris Bosh- Things improved after our loss in Dallas

LeBron James- I'm fine guarding Dirk

LeBron James- On game winning practice shots as a kid

LeBron James- On player meeting after loss in Dallas

LeBron James- Reacts to Scotty Pippen's comments

LeBron James- Unheralded players gave us home court edge

Dwyane Wade- A revelation about his finals MVP trophy

Dwyane Wade- End of game 5 in Chicago still a blur

Dwyane Wade- His recollections of players meeting in Dallas

Dwyane Wade- Varying aspects to closing out games