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Erik Spoelstra deserves a world of credit for the way he managed this series.
At the very least, he let LeBron James do his thing and didn't get in the way. In reality, though, he did far more than that.
After losing Game 1 he quickly made adjustments that helped the Heat get back in the series and rattle off four straight wins. He got James more involved with the perimeter defense and ensured that the ball kept moving—a vital component to this team's success.
Were it not for that ball movement, it's hard to imagine unlikely heroes like Shane Battier and Mike Miller rising to the occasion in such a timely fashion.
More importantly, Spoelstra kept his team composed after that Game 1. Indeed, he kept his team's head on straight throughout the postseason, often when things were looking to head south.
With Chris Bosh missing nine games in the playoffs and Dwyane Wade not playing his best ball, Spoelstra deserves as much credit as anyone for keeping this club afloat given the adversity.