Miami Can Wrap Up NBA Finals As The Heat Is On The Thunder
Heat Looking To Roll Thunder With A South Beach Sweep
While yours truly is anything but a Miami Heat fan – I have to give the devil his due. LeBron “King” James and his Crew are on the verge of taking down the 2012 NBA Finals Championship with a 4-1 series win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. A “South Beach Sweep” will get the trio of James, Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade their first NBA Title since the “Dream Team” came together prior to the start of the 2010-11 NBA season.
It hasn’t been pretty but the Heat have now won three straight contests to take a 3-1 stranglehold lead in the 2012 NBA Finals. Look no further than secondary scoring to figure out how Miami has arrived at the gate of a Championship. Pull out the top two starters from both clubs and the numbers show a 138-92 Heat advantage when it comes to the next three starters. The last three contests have been decided by 16 total points.
Young Thunder Have Turned To Just A Murmur – One Last Big Boomer?
We’ve had faith in the Thunder through the first four games of this series – but our patience, along with our faith, is wearing pretty thin now. Despite busting out to a 33-16 lead with 00:21 left in the first quarter in Game 4, Oklahoma couldn’t sustain the pace and their youth was on display once again. That three pointer, scored by rookie Norris Cole with 00:03.1 left in Q1, has to be looked at as a huge turning point in this years Finals.
Kevin Durant’s steal at 00:24.9 was converted too quickly and that gave the Heat faithful something to get excited about at the end of the first quarter – youth. The Russell Westbrook foul with 13.8 seconds left in the game was also very costly as the score was 101-98 at the time and the Heat were faced with a short shot clock – youth. A not so grand total of 27 points (from players with 148:22 minutes) was a mere OKC tremble.
So, can the Thunder come up with the game of their life – or will King James and the Heat Crew finally get to wear their crowns? We fully expect that Miami will hear from Pat Riley prior to the start of Game 5. The Man is a genius and the Heat will wrap up Championship #8 for the Scotty Bowman/Al Pacino of the NBA – tonight.
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