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Schmeelk: Heat Defense Is The Reason They Are Up 2-1

It has been the Heat’s ability to slow down the Thunder offense that has been the difference so far in the series.

06/18/2012

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LeBron Too Much For Thunder; Heat Again 2 Wins From Title

The Heat have been here before, two wins from an NBA title. The difference now? LeBron James isn’t letting his head get in the way of his talent.

06/18/2012

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Schmeelk: Some Thoughts As The Quest For The NBA Title Continues

With two games of the NBA Finals in the books, here are some of my thoughts on the current state of the series and beyond as this star-studded quest for the title continues on Sunday evening.

06/15/2012

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Heat Survive Late Thunder Rally, Even NBA Finals

LeBron James asked for help, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh provided it. The Miami Heat finally rediscovered the formula to winning in the NBA Finals — barely.

WFAN–06/15/2012

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Schmeelk: Is The Thunder’s Offense Simply Unstoppable?

The old cliché reads, “Defense wins championships.” But this season, it may very well be the Thunder’s high-octane offense that gets them a title.

06/14/2012

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Silverman: David Stern Displayed Smug And Peevish Demeanor In Jim Rome Interview

David Stern’s recent appearance on Jim Rome’s radio show made headlines because the commissioner didn’t like the fact that Rome had the nerve to ask him about the draft lottery.

06/14/2012

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Schmeelk: Bad Omens For Heat In Game 1

The Heat are focused around stars, but right now two of them (Bosh and Wade) for a variety of reasons, aren’t playing like ones. Unless things change, the Thunder will be celebrating a title a lot sooner than people think.

06/13/2012

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NBA Finals: Heat Have No Answer For Durant, Drop Game 1 To Thunder

Kevin Durant keeps insisting these NBA Finals are Thunder against Heat, not him against LeBron James. So far, his side is winning both matchups.

06/13/2012

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Schmeelk: Breaking Down The Critical Matchups Of The NBA Finals

With the NBA Finals set to begin on Tuesday night, here is a closer look at the matchups that will be critical in determining the eventual champion.

06/12/2012

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Liguori: What A Weekend!

Let’s give some love to LeBron James, Union Rags, Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal, the Seawolves and to a Chinese woman named Shanshan Feng.

06/12/2012

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NBA Finals Pits LeBron Versus Durant

LeBron James versus Kevin Durant. It is the story of these NBA finals. One of them will emerge with his first championship and probably the title of best player in the game.

06/12/2012

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Thunderstruck: OKC Fans Go Crazy For NBA

Oklahoma sports fans previously split their loyalties between OU and OSU, but now the state has become united behind OKC, as the Thunder prepare for the Heat in the NBA Finals.

06/11/2012

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Schmeelk: Mark It Down, Heat Will Wilt Against Durant’s Thunder

The Miami Heat are in for a rude awakening when the NBA Finals start Tuesday night.

06/11/2012

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NBA Finals: Will The Heat Scorch The Thunder?

After a labor related splintered season, the NBA Finals is quite the perfect storm. In a battle of epic meteorological proportions, the Thunder takes on the Heat. But more importantly, this is the matchup that seems to be the one most of the basketball universe wants to see.

06/11/2012

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Carmelo: US Olympic Team Will Overcome Injuries

Carmelo Anthony knows the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team headed to London may not be the powerhouse that was expected.

06/04/2012

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