Riley’s mother dies at 96

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MIAMI (AP) – Miami Heat coach Pat Riley will be with his team for Game 1 of the Miami’s Eastern Conference quarterfinal on Saturday, despite the death of his 96-year-old mother, Mary.

Riley ran the team’s practice Friday after learning of his mother’s death.

He was not available for comment following practice, but the team said he would remain South Florida and coach the game. Riley spent four days earlier this week in upstate New York with his mother.

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