Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Oklahoma City Thunder beats Miami Heat in Game 1 of NBA Finals

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, and Heat forward Shane Battier go after a loose ball during Game 1 of the Finals.
Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, and Heat forward Shane Battier go after a loose ball during Game 1 of the Finals.

[Associated Press]

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant showed LeBron James how to play the fourth quarter in the NBA Finals.
Durant scored 17 of his 36 in a nightmarish final quarter for James and his team, leading the Thunder to a 105-94 victory in Game 1 on Tuesday night.
Teaming with Russell Westbrook to outscore the Heat in the second half by themselves, Durant struck first in his head-to-head matchup with James, who had seven points in the final quarter and couldn't stop the league's three-time scoring champion.
Westbrook turned around a poor shooting start to finish with 27 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds. His three-point play on Oklahoma City's final possession of the third quarter gave the Thunder its first lead, and the Heat never caught up.
Scoring in nearly every way possible, Durant finished 12 of 20 from the field and added eight rebounds. He and Westbrook outscored the Heat 41-40 in the second half.
James finished with 30 points, his most in any of his 11 Finals games, but had only one basket over the first 8:15 of the fourth

Continues tampabay.com 

5 comments:

billy pilgrim said...

that made my evening. not only do i dislike lebron and his pals, i was always a seattle fan.

texlahoma said...

Billy - I'm glad you're cool with the Thunder. A lot of Seattle fans don't like OKC because we "stole" their team.

It was a big plot, first we created hurricane Katrina

(it's no coincidence that the National Weather Service is based in Norman, ok. just miles away from OKC)

so that the Hornets would come to OKC, so that the NBA would see what good fans were here.

Then we infiltrated the Seattle city government and convinced them that $500 million was too much to spend on a new sports arena complex, after that, the rest was easy.

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

Roll Thunder, roll!!!

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

Roll Thunder, roll!!!

texlahoma said...

Galt - Yeah!

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