The Miami Heat have a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals again, but they know when Oklahoma City takes the court at the AmericanAirlines Arena for Game 4; the one word that will describe the Thunder is desperation.
While Miami Heat star LeBron James is used to the never-ending scrutiny that goes along with playing in the NBA Finals, Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant is getting his first taste of it this year.
As the horn sounded to end the Miami Heat’s victory in Game 3 Sunday night, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh were already turning their attention to the task ahead in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
The Miami Heat stand just two victories away from placing another NBA Championship banner in the rafters of the AmericanAirlines Arena. The Heat know the final two wins will be the hardest of the season, but also know that style points don’t matter at this point.
The Miami Heat have seen this act before and they are hoping for a much different outcome for the 2012 NBA Finals than what happened in the 2011 NBA Finals.
Last summer, the Miami Heat signed forward Shane Battier looking to bolster an already tough defense and hit a key 3-point shot or two in a game. Battier took a while to get warmed up, but as the playoffs have worn on; his game has started to hit a level not even he probably could have expected.
The Miami Heat needed everything they could get out of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in Game 3 of the NBA Finals Sunday night. They got that and more as Wade and James combined for 54 points, 21 rebounds, and 10 assists and the team held off a late rally from the Thunder and took at 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade know what to expect from the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. That’s because they were in the same spot a year ago.
Shane Battier is in the NBA Finals for the first time. Maybe it’s no coincidence that it’s bringing out his best play of the season.
Miami Heat superstar forward LeBron James has come through with some incredible performances thus far in the playoffs, but he may be saving his best for last.