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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, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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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.
That's an easy call to make now that they're down 1-3.

It's funny that the consensus in this thread has gone from "Miami will be lucky if they can win 2 games this series" to "the Thunder have almost no chance at all against the Heat."

If OKC wins Game 5, I don't see how it doesn't go the distance. I could see OKC blowing out the Heat in Game 6 actually.

Keep in mind that the Thunder lost two very close games to the Heat on the road. Those games really could have gone either way. It's not like the Heat are scoring decisive victories over the Thunder. The last three games were neck and neck until the last minutes.

Plus, this OKC team has already proven their mental toughness. Everyone on this Board thought they were finished against the Spurs, too.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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Harden's old man game hasn't been that effective against a team that just finished a seven game series against a bunch of old men.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Lewes, Delaware
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That's an easy call to make now that they're down 1-3.

It's funny that the consensus in this thread has gone from "Miami will be lucky if they can win 2 games this series" to "the Thunder have almost no chance at all against the Heat."

If OKC wins Game 5, I don't see how it doesn't go the distance. I could see OKC blowing out the Heat in Game 6 actually.

Keep in mind that the Thunder lost two very close games to the Heat on the road. Those games really could have gone either way. It's not like the Heat are scoring decisive victories over the Thunder. The last three games were neck and neck until the last minutes.

Plus, this OKC team has already proven their mental toughness. Everyone on this Board thought they were finished against the Spurs, too.
I had OKC in 6 I was wrong and I owned it, and other mistakes. Being a Prisoner of the moment is being a fan, nothing more nothing less. On sports radio today I heard a lot about the referees and how one sided it is in favor of Miami. I haven't heard really that much about it on this forum. IMHO, the refereeing hasn't been that bad, yeah Westbrook took 32 shots last night and only went to the line once or twice but I've seen Bosh and Wade on the floor without any calls either.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:19 PM
 
Location: The "Rock"
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It's funny that the consensus in this thread has gone from "Miami will be lucky if they can win 2 games this series" to "the Thunder have almost no chance at all against the Heat."
Plenty of us picked the Heat... The Thunder fans or bandwagoners were just the loudest.
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:22 PM
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OKC just needs to take it one at a time...if they can win game 5, i think they win the series going back home kinda like what the Lakers faced in 2010 against Celtics. For game 5, they have to execute better down the stretch by making better decisions. They were right in it for games 3 and 4, but faltered late. It looked like they were going through some growing pains like what the Heat experienced last year. A bunch of 23 yr olds making it to the Finals is a great accomplishment. If they win the title, i believe they're the youngest team to win it. Credit the Heat for playing tough D on them though. I had picked Thunder in 6 possibly 7, but it will have to be 7 now.

On the other hand, i see no problem with Battier finally winning one after a long career. Also, maybe now we won't keep hearing about "Lebron 0 rings" anymore...that was getting really really old.

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Old 06-20-2012, 07:57 PM
 
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It's funny that the consensus in this thread has gone from "Miami will be lucky if they can win 2 games this series" to "the Thunder have almost no chance at all against the Heat."
That is funny since the majority that picked the Heat to win picked them to win in seven. I doubt it goes seven, but if it does, that's great news for the Thunder. They won't lose a game 7.
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:12 AM
 
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After OKC jumped out to a 17 point lead in Game 4 and still ended up losing, there is no way they any mental energy left for Game 5.

When you lay it all out on the floor to win and still lose, the other team is BETTER
You won't hear any excuses from me. Miami is simply playing better basketball right now. I think the Thunder are going to be the team of the future though.
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:14 AM
 
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What was that swoosh i just heard? Was it Battier making another damned 3?

LOL.
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:15 AM
 
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OKC just needs to take it one at a time...if they can win game 5, i think they win the series going back home kinda like what the Lakers faced in 2010 against Celtics. For game 5, they have to execute better down the stretch by making better decisions. They were right in it for games 3 and 4, but faltered late. It looked like they were going through some growing pains like what the Heat experienced last year. A bunch of 23 yr olds making it to the Finals is a great accomplishment. If they win the title, i believe they're the youngest team to win it. Credit the Heat for playing tough D on them though. I had picked Thunder in 6 possibly 7, but it will have to be 7 now.

On the other hand, i see no problem with Battier finally winning one after a long career. Also, maybe now we won't keep hearing about "Lebron 0 rings" anymore...that was getting really really old.
Great posr.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I think OKC needs to play zone. Going mano y mano against the Heat is just too tough. You've got to force them to make jump shots. Battier is getting too many good looks because of the attention Wade and Lebron command any time they touch the ball. A zone defense will hopefully take away some of their penetration and most of those open shots.

A zone will also help keep KD out of foul trouble. Having him on the bench during the final minutes of the third quarter of Game 3 did not help.
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