Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bad Loss

Last night the Miami Heat looked to take a 2-0 lead in the series against the Pacers. Things didnt go as planned. With Bosh out, and LeBron playing power forward most of the game you could tell it affected his offensive game. The Heat struggled offensively, and found themselves down by as many as 11 points in the game. David West and Danny Granger of the Pacers made some timely baskets in the 4th quarter to keep the Heat from making a comeback. The Heat missed 4 free throws in the clutch, which wouldve put them ahead when Indiana was struggling to score. But they didnt and Indiana came away with the 78-75 victory and tied the series at a game a piece. Outside of LeBron and D.Wade, other Heat players have to step up and score. Game 3 is Thursday in Indiana at 7pm on ESPN.

Monday night the Oklahoma City Thunder smacked the Lakers around like they were their little brothers. Leading by as many as 35 points in the game, the Thunder would go on to win 119-90. OKC got out in transition, got stops, and pretty much just had their way with the Lakers. The Lakers found themselves down by 15 at halftime. It score would get no closer than that, as the Thunder struck lightning coming out in the 2nd half and going on a 15-2 run and it was just smooth sailing for the rest of the game. L.A. will need to bounce back in game 2 tonight to avoid being down 2-0 in the series. Besides play defense, the Lakers will actually need to come out with a sense of urgency. Also, Ramon Sessions and Steve Blake will need to do a better job on guarding Westbrook, who pretty much had his way the whole game. Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins who was injured in the game, is expected to play in Game 3 tonight at 9:30 on TNT.

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