NBA Finals 2012: No Excuses Now for LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh

Matt ShetlerCorrespondent IJune 18, 2012

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 12:  LeBron James #6, Dwyane Wade #3, and Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat poses during media day at American Airlines Arena on December 12, 2011 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Now that they are in the same position they were in a season ago, with a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh have to win the championship this year for one reason.

They are out of excuses.

Learning to play together is out. They used that one last year.

The injury excuse was ready to be used, but Bosh came back in time to help save the Heat against the Celtics.

LeBron can't get it done in the clutch? He's disproving that one.

No. These guys have no excuses if they don't get the job done.

They shouldn't need one anyway when you look at the way they've been playing.

At no time during the Big Three era in Miami have the Heat played better basketball. Everything has been clicking for the Heat at both ends of the floor. They've been able to get stops when they need them and the Big Three have come up big when the Heat need a big play late in games on the offensive end, evident by scoring Miami's final 15 points in its Game 3 win.

While the Heat have never been better as a team, their one potential question mark entering the playoffs was would LBJ rise to the occasion and lead the Heat to a championship.

If they don't get it done, then James isn't to blame.

All he's done is average 30.7 points, 9.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.9 steals, while shooting 50.1 percent from the floor.

James has been nothing short of outstanding and he's getting the help he needs.

Bosh has averaged 13 points and 13 rebounds the past two games and Wade, despite shooting poorly for most of the p[layoffs, is averaging 24.5 PPG in the two Miami wins.

This is what team president Pat Riley had envisioned when he put this group together.

Miami is clicking right now and while they've barely won two games in the finals, they won them by executing late. That's something you couldn't have said before.

It's do or die the rest of the finals for Miami's Big Three. If they don't get it done this time, there are no more excuses left to be made for them.