MIAMI, FL (Sporting Alert) — The Oklahoma City Thunder were gutted to lose Game 2 of their NBA finals series against the Miami Heat and are determined to take back the advantage with a win in Miami on Sunday night.
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Both teams acknowledged that in a series so close, there are little to no margin for errors and star player Kevin Durant, the league’s scoring champion and a man playing like he wants the finals MVP says they will go for the win in Game 3.
”We have no other choice,” Durant said. ”We lost at home. Tough loss. We’ve got to get over it, get ready for a tough Game 3.
“You know, the series is going to be tough. We know that. We know that. You’ve just got to be ready. It’s going to be a fun one.”
Reigning Six Man of the Year James Harden also believes.
”We have all the right pieces,” he continued, “from the best scorer in the league, most athletic point guard in the league to the best shot blocker to the best post defender, best wing defender and our bench is one of the best.
”This is a perfect team. We are young guns. We get it done. It has to start in Game 3.”
A year ago the Miami Heat were unable to stop the Dallas Mavericks, who went on to win the title, but despite those disappointments leading to greater expectations, LeBron James isn’t bothered.
All he’s doing is enjoying himself.
”I’m enjoying it,” the league’s MVP said. ”I’m having fun with these first two games. I mean, this is a great opportunity for myself and for our team, for both teams.
“It’s a lot of fun being out there and competing at a high level, you know, the intense moment where every possession counts. That’s what it’s all about.
“As a competitor you have to enjoy these moments and you love these moments.”