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Oklahoma City had its chances in Game 3, taking as much as a 10-point lead in the third quarter Sunday. But turnovers, bad possessions and a Heat team determined to hold on to its home-court edge proved too much in the end. Miami overcome a final Thunder charge in the closing minutes to win 91-85 and take a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals. Sunday was the first of three straight games in Miami. Game 4 is Tuesday night back at AmericanAirlines Arena. "I thought that was a very intense playoff game," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. "I thought we did some good things, corrected some things going into this game, and I thought we gave ourselves a chance to win. That's what you want to do on the road. "The game was basically anybody's ballgame that fourth quarter. We did some things, we missed some free throws. Normally we led the league in free throw shooting percentage, but we missed some free throws tonight (they made only 15 of 24) and turned the ball over...
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At one point during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night, Dwyane Wade got caught in a switch and ended up covering Kevin Durant. Wade is extremely athletic, but this is a combination that the Heat want to avoid as much as possible in this series. K.D. has too much height and length for D-Wade to handle, and according to Wade that is exactly what Durant told...
Some of the Heat are offering high praise to coach Erik Spoelstra as he leads Miami in its second straight NBA Finals appearance. Veteran guard Juwan Howard lauded Spoelstra's role in helping the team blend together, from stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh meshing on the court to veterans like Howard and Mike Miller finding their roles. "It's challenging...
Call me crazy, but it seems like taking your daughter to an international unity of hundreds of countries would be something that would happen without controversy. Chris Bosh wasn’t so lucky in this regard.
A Judge has ruled in favor of Chris Bosh’s baby’s momma, Allison Mathis, which forbids the Heat star forward from bringing his daughter to London for the Olympics, according...
Halfway to a title, and LeBron James shows no sign of letting this one get away.
James had 29 points and 14 rebounds, and the Miami Heat took a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals with a 91-85 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night.
Dwyane Wade had 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Heat, who were in this same position through three games last year, then...
This is not a typical Lebron James article about his stats, awards or endorsements. This article is about the psyche of Lebron James and how he can use failure as a motivation tool. One of the most difficult things in life for a human being to deal with is failure, but what can be even more devastating is if [...]
MIAMI -- Bill Stricker has an idea for Father's Day.
"A win would be a great present," Stricker said of Scott Brooks coaching Oklahoma City against Miami in Sunday's Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
No, Stricker isn't actually Brooks' father. But Brooks looks at him that way.
When Brooks was less than 2 years old and growing up in Lathrop, Calif., his father...
MIAMI -- When LeBron James arrived in Miami before last season, Heat assistant coach Bob McAdoo had a presentation of show and tell.
McAdoo is one of the few guys on the planet who at least has somewhat walked in similar shoes as James. Likes James, he has won an NBA MVP and a scoring title (actually, three). Like James, he had toiled for many years without winning a title. And...
Me: Hi LeBron’s Headband, thanks for coming.
LBJH: Thanks for having me, Matt.
Me: So how have these playoffs gone for you so far?
LBJH: It’s been hard, honestly.
Me: Why is that?
LBJH: Well if LeBron were a bench player, everything would be fine, but since he’s active in the offense, I find myself always hanging on for dear life.
Me: Do you ever talk to him about...
Dwyane Wade has retained the services of famed trainer Tim Grover.
Just goes to show, Lebron has awful taste. [Follow me @TravisHouser]
Villain: a.) an uncouth person, b.) a deliberate scoundrel or criminal, c.) a character in a story or play who opposes the hero, d.) one blamed for a particular evil or difficulty. A proper villain is as important to any storyline as the part the hero plays; the bad guy to the good guy; the demented [...]
Early in the 4th quarter during Game 3 of the NBA Finals, Oklahoma City’s James Harden connects with Kevin Durant as he slams one down, however the Miami Heat would take Game 3 in a 91-85 victory.