Tag: 2012 nba playoffs

  • Russell Westbrook – The Blame for Thunder Needs to Shift Somewhere Else

    Someone always has to take the blame, and it seems many have gone back to the Russell Westbrook ‘problem’ the Oklahoma City Thunder, instead of looking at how well the Miami Heat are playing for enough minutes or the mismatches and defensive problems for the Thunder peaking their heads.

  • 2012 NBA Finals, Game 2 – Thunder Can’t Rely on Kevin Durant Saving Them Every Time

    He scored 17 points in the final quarter of game 1. Good enough for a 105-94 win. He scored 16 points in Game 2. Not enough to come back from a 17 point deficit, and not enough to deny the Miami Heat from stealing home advantage and winning 100-96.

  • 2012 NBA Finals – Game 2 Predictions

    I’m willing to make this claim – If the Miami Heat win Game 2 in Oklahoma City, they’re going to win the series. But the Thunder have not lost once in this postseason at home, and the Heat’s defense has yet to figure out how to stop Kevin Durant or even slow him down.

  • Kevin Durant – The Most Popular Player in the NBA

    People like nice guys who are successful, with as little to none controversy surrounding their public persona. Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder fits that bill perfectly, cementing his popularity and place among the league’s biggest superstars by having the best selling NBA jersey during the playoffs so far.

  • Kevin Durant Better Than LeBron James in Game 1 of the NBA Finals

    Kevin Durant broke loose in the fourth quarter, and there was no one on the Miami Heat team to answer back. Not LeBron James, not Dwyane Wade and not Chris Bosh. The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Miami Heat by 18 points in the second half, taking Game 1, their first ever NBA Finals game, 105-94.

  • 2012 NBA Finals Prediction (Miami Heat vs Oklahoma City Thunder)

    Yesterday, we tried to take the of LeBron James and the third time lucky notion, trying to create a foreshadowing that leads to the Miami Heat winning the NBA title; LeBron picking up his first title ring. But the number 3 works for Kevin Durant as well – Winning the scoring title for the third time, and into his third playoff run with the Thunder.

  • LeBron James – Third Time’s a Charm?

    Third time lucky – The belief that the third time something is attempted is more likely to succeed than the previous two attempts. LeBron James, headed into his third NBA Finals, after finishing on the losing end (once with the Cavs, once with the Heat) on both occasions, needs a little bit of luck to finally get his NBA ring.

  • LeBron James Doesn’t Show Up Alone for Game 7

    LeBron James didn’t rest for one second, and that’s what it’s going to take for him to win his first NBA title and lead the Miami Heat to their second. It’s what it took for him to lead his team to a 101-88 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

  • Boston Celtics – Too Old or Just Experienced Meme

    So are the Boston Celtics too old to beat the Miami Heat in game 7? Maybe they’re a better team than their Eastern Conference Finals rivals? Maybe their just experienced and reselient, with age being a benefit and not a deficiency? Like everything, everyone has the ‘right’ opinion in hindsight.

  • LeBron James, Clutch Enough For You?

    If clutch, for you, is shooting at the last second with five players on you while making the shot, then LeBron James isn’t the player for you. If showing up for an potential elimination game, with the back to the wall, on the road, and scoring 45 points while taking over from the first second is your cup of tea, then you were pleased with what you saw.