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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 06-20-2012, 10:40 AM
 
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ESPN's headline made me laugh today. Talking about LeBron's legs betraying him.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Ro cha cha, NY
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can okc win three straight against the heat?

I can't see it happening. Lebron has been ridiculled for far too long over the last few years. He won't let this one slip away if he has to put his team on his back. I give him his props. At facing adversity he has stepped up this series. I was wrong. I had OKC in six. I was dead wrong. Congrats to Heat fans. I wish I could say it was a hard fought series, but only few warriors showed up to fight. Oh well, better luck next year.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:50 AM
 
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I just said that an OKC victory is conceivable because they are going to come out guns blazing in Game 5. If they take Game 5, they will go back home for two straight games with their backs against the wall. To beat OKC, at home, will be incredibly tough. And saying that Lebron might shrink when the pressure's really on is far from fantasy. You must not remember last year's finals, huh?
Kevin Durant might be killed by a meteorite.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:53 AM
 
Location: The "Rock"
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Ah so now Lebron might choke away the series after dominating OKC and busting the celtics hard in the mouth in game 6 and 7?

The guy has been BRUTAL this playoffs....I think hoping he lays down for OKC at this stage is gross fantasy and somewhat insulting to the effort he's put forth.

If you want some brutal truth, I think the Heat broke OKC's will in the 2nd quarter last night and the series will end the next game.
Well said... I have to agree 100%.

They took the Thunder's best shot and still prevailed. They are just better, no other way to say it. No debate. It's obvious.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I can't see it happening. Lebron has been ridiculled for far too long over the last few years. He won't let this one slip away if he has to put his team on his back. I give him his props. At facing adversity he has stepped up this series. I was wrong. I had OKC in six. I was dead wrong. Congrats to Heat fans. I wish I could say it was a hard fought series, but only few warriors showed up to fight. Oh well, better luck next year.
It's not over yet. I want Lebron to win, but I would not be surprised a bit if this series goes back to OKC because he sacrifices a wide open shot to pass the ball to Haslem for a game winner. We all thought Roger Federer would get over his Nadal demon, too, but we all saw what happened to him.

"You know how strong he is! You...can't...win!!!"



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Old 06-20-2012, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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They took the Thunder's best shot and still prevailed. They are just better, no other way to say it. No debate. It's obvious.
Right. It's so obvious that the majority of people voted "Heat in 4!" And it's so obvious that Lebron has faced little to any criticism on this Board for underperforming in big games.

The Heat haven't won a game against the Thunder by more than 6 points. These are all close games. If the Thunder weren't completely in despair after losing two games against the Spurs, why would anyone think that they'd just roll over and die against the Heat in the NBA Finals? The Thunder are still in a good place. If they can win Game 5, they get 2 games on their own floor. They know this and I expect them to play accordingly.
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:35 PM
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If the Heat somehow loss 3 in a row Lebron would just have to retire because it would be no coming back from that type of collapse.

He better get it done tomorrow
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Well said... I have to agree 100%.

They took the Thunder's best shot and still prevailed. They are just better, no other way to say it. No debate. It's obvious.
I'm not sure if I would say their 'best shot', but if they can withstand 72 points from Westbrook and Durant like last night, and still come out on top, they're in great shape. I think alot of people picked the Thunder on the assumption that Lebron wouldn't be as good as previous rounds( a bit of carryover from last year's finals, so not unreasonable) and after seeing the Thunder take 4 straight from the Spurs ( hey, anyone who can do that HAS to be the favorite, right?).

The reality is the Heat have gotten from one game to another, solid contributions from guys other than Lebron and Wade. Shane Battier has been doing his best Reggie Miller/Ray Allen impression, Chalmers has had some bone-headed moments but on the whole made a contribution, Bosh has been solid if unspectacular...Wade's taken a lot of flak but he's still putting up 23 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds, a steal and a block. I think the role players for the most part have cancelled each other out, which means this comes down to Lebron vs Durant. Durant has played well in his first finals, but Lebron is putting up 30 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists. All else being relatively equal, the guy putting up that kind of production is usually going to come out on top.
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:26 PM
 
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If the Heat somehow loss 3 in a row Lebron would just have to retire because it would be no coming back from that type of collapse.

He better get it done tomorrow
Yeah, I'm not running out to bet on OKC winning this series right now. If you know something I don't....do tell, the odds right now have to be about 25-1.
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:29 PM
 
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It's not over yet. I want Lebron to win, but I would not be surprised a bit if this series goes back to OKC because he sacrifices a wide open shot to pass the ball to Haslem for a game winner. We all thought Roger Federer would get over his Nadal demon, too, but we all saw what happened to him.

"You know how strong he is! You...can't...win!!!"



http://www.yoursportsnightcap.com/wp...us_open_09.jpg
He's just crying because he looked up in the stands and saw his gf sitting up there with all the other players hot gf's. Then again, maybe she is a beast in the sack....to match her face. ;D
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