The Heat is on
The Oklahoma City Thunder’s Derek Fisher scored on a four point play to give the visiting Thunder a 10 point lead with 4:33 left in the Third quarter. Add to that the fact that the Thunder got their lead with Kevin Durant sitting on the bench and the second unit was able to settle in. Unfortunately for the Thunder, the Heat came back with as the Thunder gave up eight free throws, a jumper by Wade, a floater and three pointer by Lebron James to take the lead and control in the game. The Heat eventually held on to a hard fought 91 – 85 win and take a 2 – 1 lead in the NBA finals best of 7 series.
The Heat stopped Durant''s 4th quarter onslaught
Unlike the first two games, the Heat and Thunder fought toe to toe with both teams getting remarkable runs with the Heat leading by 8 points but was quickly neutralized by the Thunder as the Oklahomans themselves led by as much as 10. Unlike the first two games, the Heat completely stopped the rampaging scoring champ as Kevin Durant was limited to four fourth quarter points.
James on the move
The immaturity of the Thunder eventually showed in the fourth quarter as turnovers came from miscommunication that eventually cost them the game. Durant on the other hand had eight possessions in the fourth quarter which resulted in either a blocked shot, a bad shot or a turnover. The Heat defense locked down on Durant and the scoring champ was never the same.
Wade vs. Durant
Miami started the fourth quarter with four turnovers which allowed the Thunder to come back as they turned a 69 – 74 deficit to a 77 – 76 lead with Harden scoring 4 of the Thunder’s 8 points. Then the Heat tightened up their defense and countered with two remarkable three point plays by Wade and James that was eventually enough cushion for the heat to win.
This series will go where these superstars
will point their team to
The Thunder’s final heave came with Russel Westbrook cutting down the lead to one 85 – 86 with 1:30 left in the game. Unfortunately for the Thunder their immaturity came in as Tabo Sefalosha made a bad pass to the cutting Westbrook. Miami’s big three eventually sank 5 free throws to ice the game. With this much action, game 4 promises to be a better one.