NBA PLAYOFF PREVIEW: GAME 3
June 16, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
THE STORY: The NBA Finals shift to South Beach as the Miami Heat entertain the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 on Sunday night. The Heat escaped with a split if the opening two games in Oklahoma City, fending off the Thunder 100-94 after nearly squandering a 13-point advantage. Miami would like to prevent a return trip to the Midwest, but in order to do so it will need to find a way to stop Thunder superstar Kevin Durant from dominating the fourth quarter.
ABOUT THE THUNDER: Oklahoma City couldn't atone for its early struggles in Game 2, falling behind 18-2 in the first quarter and never quite catching up the rest of the way. "We can't go down that much, especially at home," Durant told reporters afterward. "We've got to correct it." Durant was sensational in defeat, pouring in 32 points, while Russell Westbrook added his second consecutive 27-point effort. Thursday's defeat was the first at home for the Thunder in the postseason, and they now must find a way to earn at least one win in Miami to being the series back to Oklahoma City.
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