The Miami Heat looked great for three quarters of Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The fourth quarter swung the game for the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Heat now have to figure out how to slow down the Thunder heading into Game 2.
LeBron James versus Kevin Durant. It is the story of these NBA finals. One of them will emerge with his first championship and probably the title of best player in the game.
The Miami Heat will be pilgrims in an unholy land when they enter the arena in Oklahoma City Tuesday night and will also find themselves in the unusual position of being the underdogs in the NBA Finals.
The headlines leading into the NBA Finals have been about the matchup of the two best players in the game, Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and Miami’s LeBron James.
Oklahoma sports fans previously split their loyalties between OU and OSU, but now the state has become united behind OKC, as the Thunder prepare for the Heat in the NBA Finals.
The celebration for the Heat’s win in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals sent fans into the streets at the American Airlines Arena but even as fans celebrate the 101-88 victory over the Celtics the Heat turn their attention to an even bigger nemesis in the NBA Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder.
LeBron James had 45 points and 15 rebounds, overwhelming the Boston Celtics and leading the Miami Heat to a 98-79 victory Thursday night that forced a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals.
Miami Heat superstar LeBron James went over, around, and through the Boston Celtics during an epic performance in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Apparently, Boston fans couldn’t take getting thumped by the Heat.
It’s a spot that not many believed they would be in, but the Boston Celtics are just one win away from the NBA Finals.
Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, leading the Thunder past the Spurs 107-99 and into the NBA Finals.
These days, even the tiniest thing can quickly turn into an Internet phenomenon.
Kevin Garnett finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds, Paul Pierce hit a 3-pointer over LeBron James with just under a minute left and the Boston Celtics moved one win away from an Eastern Conference title by beating the Miami Heat 94-90 on Tuesday night.
Kevin Durant scored 27 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder are on the brink of the NBA Finals, beating the San Antonio Spurs 108-103 in Game 5 on Monday night and moving within a victory of a series knockout.
Once Kevin Durant got going, the San Antonio Spurs couldn’t find a way to slow him down.
The Boston Celtics nearly let Game 4 slip away, but held on to tie the Eastern Conference Finals at 2-2 as they head back to Miami for Tuesday night’s Game 5.