DID YOU WATCH THE MIAMI HEAT TAKE GAME 3 FROM THE OK. THUNDER?
"So are these NBA Finals over? The Miami Heat say no, even though they're up 3-1 in the title series. The Thunder say they're conceding nothing either. And with that, here's five talking points for where we are in these finals:
WHAT TO EXPECT: Oklahoma City will either come out early in Game 5 and announce that the series is not over, or LeBron James can start thinking about parade routes. It's going to be the game he's waited his whole professional life to play — 48 minutes from a championship for the first time since turning pro. He might be a tad motivated by that realization. Keeping emotions in check might be more difficult for the Heat than the Thunder, actually, just because of how much Miami has gone through since the summer of 2010. So if the Thunder don't throw the first punch, the Heat might be in position to roll. The way this series has gone, it's probably a safe bet that the Thunder will try to do exactly what worked in Game 4. They'll get Russell Westbrook going early, know that Kevin Durant will get his points, and hope that a third scorer shows up Thursday night. Miami's plan won't change much. If anything, it might simplify. The trophy will be in the building Thursday night. It was hoisted in front of Miami's fans last year. The Heat would give anything to be the ones actually doing that hoisting this time around."
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