Heat hold off Thunder rally to even the NBA Finals at 1-1

Ladies and gentlemen we have ourselves a series in the NBA Finals! The Miami Heat held off a furious Thunder rally late in the game to take the victory 100-96 and tie things up at 1-1. It had the feelings of a classic NBA postseason game: one team off to a hot start, the other rallying, foul trouble everywhere, great/lucky plays and the occasional hard foul. Also, because this is the NBA, this game could not be complete without a controversial play at a very key moment in the game. What’s your take on the last shot that Durant had? It was play that has been shown too many times around sports networks. LeBron appeared to have made contact on Durant but a call was not made. You have to remember that officials don’t have instant replay at their fingertips. Instant replay allows fans to see things repeatedly/slowly and I think that makes any foul look worse than it actually is.

Miami was on fire from the start, racing out to an 18-2 lead in the first quarter and held a double digit lead for pretty much the entire first half and most of the 3rd quarter. The Heat played great defense and forced the Thunder into some bad shots but the Thunder also missed some shots they usually make. It wasn’t until the 4th quarter that Oklahoma City started knocking down shots and started their rally. The Heat cooled off a little but they made the shots necessary to eventually fight what was a crazy 4th quarter from their opponents. Once again LeBron wasn’t lighting it up in the 4th but he did have a huge, very difficult bank shot at a key moment along with a couple clutch free throws to seal the game. I’ll be expecting great things as the series heads down to Miami for three straight. Anyone else starting to get the feeling that this is going all the way to game 7?

Here’s a cool game 2 micro-movie made by the NBA:


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The Devil
The Devil

"As a member of TBTT, we do hereby vow to band together, synthesize our dislikes and objections toward the Miami Heat and hope that all of our negative energy somehow disintegrates the Evil Empire put together by Darth Vaseline (Pat Riley)."

x1000

My Cock Is Throbbing
My Cock Is Throbbing

Yeah, even a decent start in the first quarter should lead OKC to victory. It pains me somewhat to root for the Thunder because they should still be in Seattle, but I would vomit if Queen LeBronze and DFlop Fade won the title.

KobeBryan
KobeBryan

Do you want to join Team Beat The Heat?

Just say these words our loud.

"As a member of TBTT, we do hereby vow to band together, synthesize our dislikes and objections toward the Miami Heat and hope that all of our negative energy somehow disintegrates the Evil Empire put together by Darth Vaseline (Pat Riley)."

The Devil
The Devil

They ROBBED the Thunder.

Really, David Stern?

This is how you gotta get LeBron a title?

It's bad enough you rigged the lottery for the Hornets and kept them from sending Chris Paul to L.A., which would have prevented ALL of this from happening.

Gabbo
Gabbo

Heat deserved to win, but that was an awful no call at the end. Lebron got 3 different hack on Durant there.

dinodan
dinodan

Never seen so many charging calls

skilligan
skilligan

This series is going 6 or 7 for sure, if not for Wade's turnover the Thunder rally never gets that close. Westbrook vs Wade is still the key to the series

KobeBryan
KobeBryan

Both games the Thunder play poorly in the first 2 quarters. Its frustrating, but to know that if they do have a good start they would absolutely demolish the Heat.