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View Poll Results: Who, and in how many games?
Thunder in 4 1 1.82%
Thunder in 5 7 12.73%
Thunder in 6 20 36.36%
Thunder in 7 6 10.91%
Heat in 4 1 1.82%
Heat in 5 8 14.55%
Heat in 6 2 3.64%
Heat in 7 10 18.18%
Voters: 55. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-17-2012, 09:57 PM
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You have to give Miami some credit here for their defense too in game 3. They kept OKC off the FT in the 4th qt and forced the Thunder into many jumpers which quite a few were contested. Thunder just couldn't hit many open jumpers too. I thought Brooks made a mistake in not playing Ibaka in the 4th. That foul in the paint against Bosh by Perk gave the Heat 2 FTs late in the game. This game showed how the Thunder really need to look for a low post scorer in the offseason. They could've used an easy basket down low. I heard Howard is available this summer...
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:59 PM
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Ibaka and Harden both have been quiet in this series along with Collison.
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:49 AM
 
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You have to give Miami some credit here for their defense too in game 3. They kept OKC off the FT in the 4th qt and forced the Thunder into many jumpers which quite a few were contested. Thunder just couldn't hit many open jumpers too. I thought Brooks made a mistake in not playing Ibaka in the 4th. That foul in the paint against Bosh by Perk gave the Heat 2 FTs late in the game. This game showed how the Thunder really need to look for a low post scorer in the offseason. They could've used an easy basket down low. I heard Howard is available this summer...
I agree. I don't understand why he keeps putting Perkins in. He just doesn't fit well with this team in this matchup. I think Ibaka is the type of player you need in there when you have Wade and Lebron driving like they have been, but bottom line, the Heat are outplaying them.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:15 AM
 
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I was wrong. Harden is a JOKE and made every damm shot he took against the Lakers and Spurs but now can't do anything.
I think this series is far from over as I did pick the Heat in 7. Many people still think I'm crazy for picking that prediction but we just have to wait and see what happens.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:05 PM
 
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well I read the new issue of TV Guide and it does state that there will be a GAME 7 on 6/26/12 without a

"If necessary under the time. So Stern must know someone who knows someone who works at TV guide
LOL... be careful.

Stern will ask if you beat your wife if he is questioned about a conspiracy...
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:50 PM
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LOL... be careful.

Stern will ask if you beat your wife if he is questioned about a conspiracy...
LOL, going by what I saw in the TV guide I see the rest of the series playing out like this

Game 4....Heat Win

Game 5.....OKC win

Game 6.....OKC win

Game 7.....????????????????
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:50 PM
 
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I think Durant got in foul trouble, which is not good for the Thunder because it's going to limit his aggressiveness if they keep up the questionable foul calls. I he'll adjust though. I don't think that his being on the bench is the real reason they lost, though. OKC just didn't hit some of their outside shots. I also question some of the shot selection late but Fisher and a few others. They had control of the game for a while and then let Miami take it away late. To Miami's credit, they did about as good a job at rotating and defending OKC as anyone has to this point.

OKC has, thus far, been really good at making adjustments at around this point in their series. They were successful in turning things around in game four against L.A. and the fourth game of the S.A. series proved that the third game was no fluke. They make adjustments after seeing teams for several games. I think OKC just needs to hit the outside shots and be better at their shot selection in the 4th quarter. They also need to hit their free throws. I think that's really what the series comes down to: if OKC hits outside shots and hits FTs, then they're going to win this series. If they don't, then they allow Miami to wear them down and claw out hard-fought victories late.

I still say OKC has the edge, but they have to start delivering. No more slow starts, and no more bad 4th quarters. They can't fall down 3-1 to Miami and expect to win three straight.
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:55 PM
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I think Durant got in foul trouble, which is not good for the Thunder because it's going to limit his aggressiveness if they keep up the questionable foul calls. I he'll adjust though. I don't think that his being on the bench is the real reason they lost, though. OKC just didn't hit some of their outside shots. I also question some of the shot selection late but Fisher and a few others. They had control of the game for a while and then let Miami take it away late. To Miami's credit, they did about as good a job at rotating and defending OKC as anyone has to this point.

OKC has, thus far, been really good at making adjustments at around this point in their series. They were successful in turning things around in game four against L.A. and the fourth game of the S.A. series proved that the third game was no fluke. They make adjustments after seeing teams for several games. I think OKC just needs to hit the outside shots and be better at their shot selection in the 4th quarter. They also need to hit their free throws. I think that's really what the series comes down to: if OKC hits outside shots and hits FTs, then they're going to win this series. If they don't, then they allow Miami to wear them down and claw out hard-fought victories late.

I still say OKC has the edge, but they have to start delivering. No more slow starts, and no more bad 4th quarters. They can't fall down 3-1 to Miami and expect to win three straight.

Remember OKC only needs ONE WIN in Miami
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:52 PM
 
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I have to admit, LJ is ON FIRE. And the Miami Heat are DESERVING of their last two wins. No excuses... None!

I still think the Thunder will win this, but they have to overcome the massive talent of small forward/nfl linebacker Lebron James.

No excuses Thunder. You have to take it if you want it enough.

May the best team win.
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:54 PM
 
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And to all of you NBA fans chiming in.

You are all COOL. 😄
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