2013 NBA

Miami, FL

The Miami Heat are already favorites to win a third consecutive championship next season.

According to Bovada, a sports betting company, the Heat are 2-1 favorites to win a third championship next season.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have the second-best odds at 11-2, the Chicago Bulls are third at 15-2 and the San Antonio Spurs have 17-2 odds.

The Charlotte Bobcats and Orlando Magic share the worst odds at 500-1 while the Los Angeles Lakers are 22-1.

The rest of the betting odds are Indiana Pacers, 16-1; Los Angeles Clippers, 18-1; New York Knicks, 18-1; Houston Rockets, 20-1, Memphis Grizzlies, 20-1; Denver Nuggets, 25-1 and Golden State Warriors, 25-1.

Heat's Dwyane Wade sees no need for knee surgery

Dwyane Wade believes the deep bone bruise in his right knee will not require surgery.

"A lot of rest is going to be key for them. I'm going to treat my knees very well this summer," he insists.

He talked about the knee as he and the rest of the Miami Heat celebrated their second consecutive and third overall NBA championship early Friday morning.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said tit was a case of an injury getting continually re-aggravated, forcing Wade to sit out the series-clinching Game 4 victory over Milwaukee in the opening round.

Wade went on to top 20 points in four of his final eight playoff games, including 23 points in Game 7 of the Finals.

"To have that kind of performance, help lead my team, it's special," he said. "So special."

Wade, who was part of all the Miami Heat championship teams, sat on the floor outside the locker room for a few minutes after the game just to soak in the moment.

He said the past two championships he had just went past him so fast.








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