5* NBA FINALS GAME OF THE YEAR
Oklahoma City vs. Miami,
06/19/2012 21:00 EDT,
Score: 98 - 104
Money Line: +140 Oklahoma City
5* NBA FINALS GAME OF THE YEAR: Thunder +140
It's all or nothing for Oklahoma City in Game 4, as they can't afford to fall behind 3-1 and expect to win the final three games of the series. The Thunder faced a similar situation in the Western Conference Finals. The Spurs had a 2-0 series lead, forcing the Thunder to win both games at home to even it up at 2-2. It's almost as if Oklahoma City thrives off the pressure of a must win game.
Had Kevin Durant not had to sit out the final 5 minutes of the 3rd quarter in Game 3, I think the Thunder would have won that game. They were up by 10-points when he went to the bench, and by the time he came back the Heat had the lead.
I also expect Oklahoma City to get a much better effort out of Westbrook and Harden. The two combined for just 28 points on 10 of 28 shooting.
The Heat have been able to jump out to early leads in the first quarter and barely hold on for the win. With the energy and intensity I expect to see from the Thunder, it should be Oklahoma City who gets out to that big lead tonight. BET THE THUNDER!