HOU 115 OKC 111; Rockets Ahead 2-0

Despite Russell Westbrook’s 51, the Rockets prevailed 115 to 111 on James Harden’s 35 pts., followed by Eric Gordon’s 22 and Lou Williams 21.

In contrast, OKC’s 2nd highest pointer was Andre Roberson with 12 and a tie for 3rd with Victor Oladipo and Doug McDermott scoring 11 each.

I don’t think anyone really expects OKC to go far in the playoffs but if you were to wonder why that’s the reason right there. While Westbrook is putting on a show that is blowing all our minds his teammates aren’t holding up the rest of the ship. The fact many of you haven’t heard of them adds to this thinking as well.
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What It's All About

8.8 seconds to go with the Championship firmly in Miami’s hands, LeBron James meets Kevin Durant in the middle of the court and they hug each other. This is in recognition of both players and teams’ great achievements. And even though one of them came ahead this year, it doesn’t take away from the others’ efforts. They are two great people who pushed each other to their highest performances and this hug is in recognition of that.

And really people, that is what this is all about.

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Postgame: NBA Finals Game 4; OKC at MIA

What I’m about to say is gonna make me sound like a know it all, but the truth is, even when this guy was going hot, I was never really worried for Miami. And boy was he hot.

43 pts. off 20-32 shooting and playing 45 minutes? That is hot hot hot.

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Postgame: NBA Finals Game 2; MIA at OKC

My mind is on a bunch of different things right now, so I can only recall certain sections of the game, I hope I get it right. What comes to mind most of all are these:

That’s Bosh with an easy dunk off of a great dribble penetration by Wade, where he’s given a great pick by LeBron.

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PostGame; NBA Playoffs 2012 Round 3; OKC at SAN Game 5

I gotta tell ya, this is what it’s all about:

That’s James Harden sticking a dagger 3 into the heart of SAN 5:17 to go, causing their lead to go up 100-88. Clearly the turning point in the game.

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PostGame; NBA Playoffs 2012 Round 3; SAN at OKC Game 3

Well there you go. Coach Popovich conceded this game sometime late 3rd and OKC finally gets a W while breaking the Spurs 20 win streak. And the only relevant graphic I can think of to reflect this game are the stats, which don’t really do the job because again, the Spurs gave it up by resting his starters in the 4th, so any numbers you see here don’t really mean anything.

What I take away from this game is two things. FIRST, OKC has finally determined a system to stop Tony Parker, adopting an interesting switching defense that negates picks and rolls.

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