We expected a series that would border on instant classic and so far, with the Miami Heat leading the Oklahoma City Thunder 2-1, the NBA Finals are sort of living up to those expectations. Truth is that both teams are having their moments of brilliance, while both teams are also having their moments of the complete opposite of brilliance. We’ll call them Bobcats moments.
Tonight’s Game 4 – once again at 9 PM ET on ABC – is the classic must win for the Thunder, as a 3-1 deficit to the Heat would be practically insurmountable. Will the Thunder be able to rise to the occasion and even the series at 2-2? Will LeBron James continue his unstoppable march to his first championship and Finals MVP? Will I continue to argue that Shane Battier is currently the Finals MVP? Will Joey Crawford allow Erik Spoelstra to play defense again?
Find out tonight as we chat it up once more.
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