Jun 17, 2012; Miam, FL, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) looks to drives against Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) during the fourth quarter in game three in the 2012 NBA Finals at the American Airlines Arena. Miami won 91-85. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Miami Heat Gain the Edge in NBA Finals

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Miami Heat  91  Oklahoma City Thunder  85  

(Heat Lead Series 2-1)

Miami has got the edge for this series as they jumped out and won game three of the NBA Finals.  The Heat don’t want a repeat of last year when they were up 2-1 and ending up losing to the Dallas Mavericks.  With Lebron James playing the way he is, that doesn’t look to be the way it unfolds this year.  He had a night of 29 points and 14 rebounds, which almost feels like a standard at this point for the playoffs for him.

The Thunder did all they could in this one, especially with building a ten point lead.  But it wasn’t enough.  Kevin Durant had a good night of 25 points, but picking up his fourth foul in the third quarter didn’t help matters.  It slowed down the momentum the Thunder had going.

The Thunder will have to figure out how to slow down Lebron James and this Heat offense if they want a chance in game four.  They will have to start out hot as they fell down early in the first quarter in this one until getting the lead later on.

Miami seems to have all things clicking now, and they will continue to be aggressive as their three point shooting was off in game three.  But Miami is a better team when they are driving to the basket and making plays there.

Game four will be one to watch to see if Miami can keep this momentum going.  Or can the Thunder start off hot and continue that throughout the game.

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