Re: MIAvsOKC- OKC in 5
OKC, how many games will it be? I'm honestly not sure, if they win on thursday then I have OKC in five, if not then I have OKC in 7.
Lebron and wade are great and all, but there are a few stats that make durant a far better player than them,
Production per 48 minutes of clutch time play-
Durant: #2-with 50.8 (irving is 1)
James: #17-with 33.2
Another stat that I saw on ESPN, when james is down by 7 or less points in the 4th quarter his shooting percentage goes from 49% to 43%.
James and wade are classic chokes, they're two of the best players in the league for the first 36 minutes of the game, but during those last 12 minutes they fall off the face of the earth, the only reason they made it this far in the playoffs is because haslem bailed them out a couple times against Indiana and shifted the momentum. The thunder have one of the deepest benches in the NBA, not so much for scoring (where they're 16th in the league with 31 PPG average, whereas miami is 28 with 23.4 PPG averaged) but for their defense and size, it isn't a bench like that of the spurs but it still is an extremely formidable one, and when you match them up with miami's bench they take them up the floor all night long(remember when miami didn't play with the big 3 they lost to the wizards by 30).
Add on the fact that the thunder are almost impossible to beat at home(as the spurs got a nasty taste of) and the whole scale tips in their favor.
Btw, I forgot to put his stats up, but in all the clutch stats I put up westbrooke was better than wade and james too(I believe he was fifth in scoring, not sure).
I don't think miami will be a pushover, far from it, I can easily see it going 7 games, but I think if the thunder play their game there is no scenario where miami is the winner.