Game 1: Give Me a Bucket of OKC

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Another bad fourth quarter for the Miami Heat. Game 1 was a winnable game for Miami, but shooting poorly and playing bad defense in the fourth is not going to get you a win in the NBA Finals. The young guns for OKC are hard to match. The Heat did a great job of using their miss-matches and creating miss-matches with their pick-and-roll, but it wasn’t enough. OKC beat Miami at their own game, the fast pace and up-tempo game. The Thunder outscored the Heat 24-4 in the fast break game. The fast break game is what the Heat hangs their hat on and the Thunder turns the tide on the Heat. The final score was Thunder 105 –Heat 94.
This will be one of the best series that basketball’s fans have seen in years. Westbrook and Durant combine for 40 second half point, outscoring Miami, who only had 37 second half points. Durant had 17 in the fouth quarter. Durant finishes with 36 Pts, 8 Rebs, and 4 Ast.
This game was the tale of two half’s, Miami out played OKC in the first half and OKC out played Miami in the second. The Thunder only had two turnovers in the second half and they turn up the defensive pressure. The Heat made a lot of threes in the first quarter and jump out to a 13 point lead, but Coach Brooks made the halftime adjustments. His team came out more aggressive, made strong cuts to the baskets and they made shots. LeBron carry the Heat offensively, but Heat’s defense could not get on the same page.
The Thunder won this game with little production from the Six-Man of the Year, James Harden. He only had 4 points and only played 3 minutes in the fourth. Just image what will happen when all of the Thunder’s guns are rolling. I believe that the Thunder have too many weapons and different line-ups combinations for Miami to compete with, Thunder in 6.

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