The Miami Heat couldn't maintain their brilliant start in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder, and faltered down the stretch. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook scored multiple ways -- jump shots, attacking the basket and getting to the line -- while the Heat offense looked static. LeBron James was solid, but not good enough.
Of course, he wasn't the Heat's biggest problem. Miami Heat blog Peninsula is Mightier says that the other two members of the Big Three "thoroughly disappointed," and that they need to be much more aggressive in Game 2 on Thursday night.
Wade made his first two jumpers on the baseline, but attempted way too many jump shots. If someone wants to look at the silver lining for Wade, he did get into the lane much more frequently late in the fourth quarter. Bosh never attempted his signature "pump fake, hard drive" move to the basket in the game. He is a great shooter for a big man, but needs to include some drives to the basket to diversify his game.
A lot is going to be expected of Wade and Bosh in Game 2, and the Heat are going to struggle if they don't deliver.
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