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Wade: Thunder better than Lakers, Celtics

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08:06 AM ET 03.17 | The Thunder, in limiting the Heat to 85 points in an 11-point win Wednesday, looked every bit as good as Boston and Los Angeles. "They're better," Dwyane Wade said of Oklahoma City. "They did a great job getting themselves prepared for the Western Conference. They are going to be right there in the thick of things, because they have added some beef up front. And they have athleticism." Yeah, the acquisition of Kendrick Perkins and Nazr Mohammed appears to have transformed the Thunder from a dangerous playoff team to legitimate contender. ... The Thunder looked like a young Boston. Their legs are fresher. They get off the ground quicker. And now Perkins and Mohammed give Oklahoma City added toughness and six hard fouls.

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March 17, 2011  08:15 AM ET

I watched that press conference he didnt say that in that context...but ok

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March 17, 2011  08:37 AM ET

Giving props to the team that beat you?

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March 17, 2011  08:53 AM ET

Better no, a threat yes, potential unlimited.

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March 17, 2011  09:00 AM ET

I was really hoping Kevin Durant would become even better this year- but he still looks like himself from last year...sometimes not even as good.
Pretty much everyone from the USA team made a jump except him

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March 17, 2011  09:08 AM ET
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What were you watching? He schooled LeChoke last night... Lol

He was the same player last year....I was hoping he'd just go into a scoring mode that we haven't seen since Kobe a few years ago

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March 17, 2011  09:21 AM ET

Dwade was just being the nice guy that he is.

The Static play well as long as nothing is on the line. Put them in a series and that dumb@.$.$ team will fold like laundry. The Static are no threat to anyone in the playoffs.

If they pull the Spurs, they are history in the second round just like the rest of the west.

These people need to stop it.

March 17, 2011  09:24 AM ET
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Of course not. Few things reported are ever truly accurate in terms of context.

Bingo...

... but, it's good to generate a discussion:)

March 17, 2011  09:27 AM ET

THUNDER UP BABY!!!

March 17, 2011  09:27 AM ET
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I was really hoping Kevin Durant would become even better this year- but he still looks like himself from last year...sometimes not even as good. Pretty much everyone from the USA team made a jump except him

He also carried that USA team for the most part on his shoulders... He may just be tired, but he abused LeBron one on one last night.

Can't believe Durant/Westbrook are 22 y/o and Ibaka is only 21... i wouldn't be surprised if they made the Western Conference Finals this year.

March 17, 2011  09:29 AM ET

adding Perk was huge for the Thunder; but Green has made up for it in Boston and the Celtics will take care of everyone in the post-season...

March 17, 2011  09:30 AM ET

The Thunder deserved the win in how they played. They fought hard (as did the Heat). But, nothing beats that great 360 on-the-way rim-rocker D-Wade layed down... and his strut back up court.

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March 17, 2011  09:31 AM ET

Take the loss like a man, Bro.

 
March 17, 2011  09:32 AM ET

They are a good solid team, and should be taken very seriously.

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