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NBA Finals, GAME 4: Miami Heat 104 – OKC Thunder 98 (Heat 3-1)

Miami Heat Confidence Meter:  9.8 (ONE MORE!) •  One Win away.  That’s it.  The Miami Heat on this night had the right focus defensively, but played at a different speed than the Oklahoma City Thunder did.  The reason they fell down by 17 early is that the Miami Heat did not contest a lot ofContinue Reading

NBA Finals, GAME 3: Miami Heat 91 – OKC Thunder 85 (Heat 2-1)

Miami Heat Confidence Meter:  9.7 (Identity!) •  This was the most focused Miami Heat effort in two years.  This was a religious attempt at an aggressive basketball game.  Every single high pick and roll (a staple for success versus the Thunder) ended with a paint attack, or a roll to the basket with a pass intoContinue Reading

NBA Finals, GAME 1: OKC Thunder 105 – Miami Heat 94 (Thunder 1-0)

Miami Heat Confidence Meter:  9.4 (A little defense would be nice) •  So Erik Spoelstra plays his small lineup bringing Chris Bosh off the bench, and paid dividends early as the Thunder had issues matching up.  The Heat got their drive and kick game going and Shane Battier was the recipient of those looks.  HeContinue Reading