Thunder strike first against Heat to take 1-0 in the NBA Finals

The Thunder did not let the big stage of the Finals affect them negatively for too long. Kevin Durant led the way (34pts, 8reb, 4ast) for the Thunder en route to a 104-95 victory over the Heat and a 1-0 lead in the NBA Finals. A massive step for a Thunder who looked a bit nervous and shaky throughout the first quarter and Miami took advantage of it with open looks at the basket. Led by LeBron James (30pts, 9reb, 4ast) the Heat maintained their lead throughout the first half, going up by as many as 13 in the 2nd quarter. As the second half approached, the lead for Miami slowly went away mostly due to the Heat shooting cooling off a bit. With little aid to James the Thunder took advantage and caught up in the 3rd quarter. The Thunder looked more balanced on offense in the second half, finding easy dunks, getting into the paint and knocking down open looks.

On the other hand the Heat did little to support LeBron in the second half and never recovered after the Thunder took the lead early in the 4th. Sure LeBron didn’t have a good 4th quarter (#BlameItOnLebron was trending on Twitter last night) but neither did any of the Heat players. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh did not shoot well so if the Heat have any plans of making this series that’s going to have to change. Oklahoma City seems to have gotten over their jitters and looks focused to keep rolling, not a good sign for a Heat team that needs to win four of the next six. Keep in mind that this same Heat team won the first game of the Finals just a year ago so I would hold off on any conclusions just yet. So far this series has started off great and I’m looking forward to what’s to come between these two teams.

Surely I’ll have a better time than Lil Wayne who, after attending the game, tweeted “Again I was treated like sh!t by the Thunder arena staff…dam..I hope da Heat beat da dog sh!t out em!!”


15 comments
KobeBryan
KobeBryan

I'm actually surprised he used "their" correctly.

johnconnor77
johnconnor77

translation: "I tried to get to see the game without a ticket and they didn't let me in. I am a cry baby with huge ego"

KobeBryan
KobeBryan

Word, this is another GREAT reason to root for OKC.

lol, I'm starting to really like The Thunder Org.

skilligan
skilligan

I just can't root for the organization at all, no beef with the players

The Devil
The Devil

Lil' Wayne is such a bandwagon dickrider. It gets on my nerves. He's like the LeBron of rap or something.

This guy just roots for whoever's winning.

I'm glad OKC treats him like shit. Why should they eschew their fanatics for a guy who doesn't give a fuck about them or their team?

KobeBryan
KobeBryan

Their lack of depth in gonna come back to bite them after half time through out this series.

the only chance they can win is Hero Ball.

KobeBryan
KobeBryan

Like the players had anything to do with that.

KobeBryan
KobeBryan

In true fashion LeBron play's like a beast in the first 3 quarters......

Its just so much fun seeing him fail int he 4th. HE CAN'T CLOSE LIKE ME NAH MEAN!!!!!!!!

5 years from now he'll be the spokesman for Rogaine, no rings & no hairline.

skilligan
skilligan

by changing teams when his contract expired? the Thunder abandoned millions of fans and there is no issue with that

Super Secret
Super Secret

I'm definitely not a Lebron fan but all the hate he's getting is getting old especially since Wade is playing like crap, And why the hell was Lebron not guarding Durant their the best players on their team and they play the same position so there's no excuse for Lebron not to guard him.

My Cock Is Throbbing
My Cock Is Throbbing

I say this series is done in 5. The Heat have been down to Indiana and Boston. The difference is that the Thunder have home court advantage, and they also have some experience unlike the Pacers and aren't old as hell like the Celtics.

I'm gonna love watching LeBronze lose his third Finals.

Moe
Moe

I really thought the Heat could've stolen that game, but Durant is too good.

It's too early to tell how things will go b/c we all know how Miami can play when they get their shit together...

skilligan
skilligan

Durant was incredible, Westbrook was excellent, Lebron was good not great, Wade was bad