The Sports Kings: Another Missed Opportunity….
All I can do is shake my head in disbelief at how the OKC Thunder who were up by as many as 10 points in the second half of last night’s game ended up on the losing end of things…
After rough starts in both Games 1&2 they seemingly did everything right last night except the thing that matters the most… Win the ball game.
I’m not going to complain about the no calls on behalf of the refs because the Thunder lost this ball game at the free throw line going 15-of-24 which is very uncharacteristic of the Thunder, the league’s top team in converting free throws; not to mention that the NBA’s Scoring Champ, Kevin Durant found himself in early foul trouble again which allowed the Heat to capitalize and make a run that proved to be the difference in last night’s contest.
Another outstanding night for the league MVP LeBron James who finished the night with 29 points and 14 rebounds becoming just the fifth player in the last 10 seasons to accomplish that stat line in an NBA Finals game; in addition to moving 2 games closer to realizing his dream of becoming an NBA Champion.
I really have no dog in this fight however I did pick the Thunder to win in six and it could still happen but in order to do that they’ve got to get back to the basics of converting their free throw attempts and also limit the turnovers which proved costly at the end of Game 3.
Game 4 is tomorrow night in Miami and if OKC plans to play in front of their home crowd again this season Coach Brooks will have to make the necessary adjustments.
Rob Calloway co-hosts Sports Kings Radio Saturday & Sunday 12-4p on 1380 WAOK, he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at @robcalloway3
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