Miami has led the whole way, but Oklahoma City has fought back (with the help of their officials) to make it a 94-91 game with 1:47 left.
They are hiding Durant, who picked up his fifth foul with over eight minutes left, in order to keep him in this game. Miami, meanwhile has done what teams with isolation players do: Let the clock run down, then have your best player go 1 on 1.
Miami is following a recipe for failure. They have virtually no motion on offense.
Now there’s been about a five minute delay on an obvious out call against OKC. The real surprise is, the officials made the right call. After actually running a play, the Heat get Chris Bosh a dunk to make it 98-91 with 53 seconds left. Durant scores on a quick drive to the basket to make it a five point game. Wade advances it back upcourt, but gets stripped by Fisher. Durant drops a three and its now a 2-point game! James down, shoots an inexplicable three and misses. Off an inbounds, Durant gets elbowed in the thigh by James and misses a jumper. James is fouled. James makes two free throws. It’s 100-96, Miami and it ends 100-96.
Very exciting game. Oklahoma battled to make it a close game, but Miami used its superstars to hold the fort.
Did we mention Wilbon the Idiot said at halftime the Heat were a lock to win the game? Hey idiot, if Durant gets that call where James elbows him in the thigh, we’re in a tie game with a few seconds left. What an @$$ that guy makes of himself, but like Dwayne “The Bad Guy” Wade, he never gets called out on it. Except here. Wilbon’s a horse’s @$$.