Well, that was quite a haymaker thrown by the Thunder on Sunday! The most frightening part of it for everyone watching was that Russell Westbrook was out of sorts. The question is whether the OKC defense can actually handle Miami's offense -- I remain skeptical -- or whether the Heat were just out of sync on the road.
The Thunder remain the best team in the Western Conference and perhaps Sunday night was a preview of the NBA Finals to come. If so, it should be an incredible series.
The Oklahoma City Thunder just surpassed a big hurdle and proved the league that they are a team to be taken serious for the NBA title as the best the Miami Heat 103-87. The Heat have been considered the team to beat this year in the NBA, but they currently do not even have the best record in the Eastern Conference, and in this game it was the Thunder who were dominant in the first meeting between the two heavyweights.
In a matchup between two of the leagues best teams the Oklahoma City Thunder are leading the Miami Heat 60-49 at the half. The first quarter the Thunder led by only one point, but they turned it up a notch in the second quarter to have a double-digit lead.
The Oklahoma City Thunder begin a difficult stretch of their schedule Sunday night against the Miami Heat. The Thunder have won two straight and are 21-4 at home but are coming off of a 5-5 stretch. The Thunder are still on top of the Western Conference leading the San Antonio Spurs by three games.
Another thing that the Thunder are keeping an eye on is the overall NBA standings which could give them home court advantage should they reach the Finals. Currently the Thunder trail both the Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat in the overall standings.