OKLAHOMA CITY Fans across the metro are gearing up for what may be the last Thunder basketball game of the season Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Miami FL. Just win one bring it back to Oklahoma City and play for a Game 7. And if they donamprsquot win the odds are against them covering the spread as well according.
Game 5 of the NBA finals matchup between the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder tips off Thursday night and questions abound.
If the Heat clinch the title in Game 5 on Thursday night they will have had to work hard for it harder perhaps than they or anyone else expected two years ago. I think the Thunder proved against the Spurs that you can39t count them out and there39s always a chance that James and the Heat could. From the AP Oklahoma City reserve James Harden has a bruised left hand but is expected to.
Will quotKing Jamesquot finally be crowned as an NBA Champion tonight Hopefully not.
James was limited by cramps during the fourth quarter of the Heat39s 10498 win in Game 4 but hit the goahead threepointer. Some of them are getting creative like a grassroots group. quot Coach Erik Spoelstra. Game 5 that makes things tougher but fine.
All the Thunder ever had to do in Miami was win a game. Below are a few things to watch as the Heat.
Tonight is the night. Will this be the coronation for a man already nicknamed quotKing Jamesquot.
But James was forced to sit out the final 55 seconds of the game. When asked about his status for Game 5 James said he quotfeels good.
A lot of trends must be derailed for the Oklahoma City Thunder to win Game 5 of the NBA finals tonight.
The bruise on James Harden39s left hand won39t keep him out of tonight39s pivotal Game 5 but it will be something to keep an eye on. If it happened in Game 3 wonderful. Either LeBron James will release the hounds and claim his first championship after a 9 year chase or the Thunder will change the course of everything. Although few thought James would miss Game 5 on Thursday while only one win away from his first title there was still some concern over the health of his leg.