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08:11 AM ET 12.26 | Forgive Thunder fans for seeing a 103-97 loss to Miami as an extension of the NBA Finals won by the Heat. The outcome was nothing more than a byproduct of long-standing imperfections, flaws that bubbled up and bit the Thunder in the behind in the fourth quarter. Miami, as it did in the final four games of last season's championship series, played with more poise, greater patience and much better precision. While the Heat controlled the game with a calculated attack, offensively and defensively, the Thunder down the stretch reverted to a frenzied, freewheeling approach that played right into the Heat's hands and, as a result, caused OKC to leave South Florida yet again smacking on a sour taste.

The Oklahoman

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December 26, 2012  08:41 AM ET

They shot and attempted more free throws than the heat and still lost.
But am guessing tons of excuses will be spoken of....

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December 26, 2012  09:04 AM ET
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Westbrook is a hothead. That guy needs to get ahold of his emotions or he will hurt his team along the way.

I thought that was Rondo........

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December 26, 2012  09:19 AM ET
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I thought that was Rondo........

Him too Mick! He's not (GO) IRISH (!!) enough.

December 26, 2012  09:21 AM ET
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Looks like the Thunder will be the "almost champion" team of this era - kind of like the Blazers of the late 80's and early 90's, or the Knicks or Jazz of the 90's.

+1

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December 26, 2012  09:23 AM ET
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I thought that was Rondo........

That is to say He is not (GO) IRISH (!!) enough to BEAT Miami which is in Florida right next to (ALABAMA!!).

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December 26, 2012  09:26 AM ET
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Him too Mick! He's not (GO) IRISH (!!) enough.

IRISH !!!!!!!!!!!!

December 26, 2012  09:26 AM ET
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That is to say He is not (GO) IRISH (!!) enough to BEAT Miami which is in Florida right next to (ALABAMA!!).

I am trying to be more subtle in my injection of NCAAF remarks into NBA threads, perhaps not successfully :)

December 26, 2012  09:26 AM ET
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Both can have that tendency at times. Morning Micky.

Morning MMA

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December 26, 2012  09:28 AM ET

First team all head case: Rondo,Westbrook,World Peace,Perkins,Cousins....

December 26, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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Morning Mick.

Hi DJ

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