Tonight bitter rivals square off, in what could be a preview of the NBA Finals.
Back in January Durant and the Thunder first met up with their adversaries, the Miami Heat and then left South Beach smiling after schooling the Heatles in a game they had complete control over. Today, the Slim Reaper plans to once again put on a show for LeBron and his crew, sending a message that they are on track to derailing their three-peat attempt!
At the beginning of the season Kevin Durant proclaimed he was tired of finishing second and that he was coming for King James’ throne. So far KD has done just that, having an incredible season throwing up one spectacular game after another; all while leading the MVP race.
In the absence of his partner in crime Russell Westbrook, he single handedly put the Thunder on his back averaging 35 points, 7.5 rebounds and 6.3 assist. His impressive play not only has fans cheering, it’s also taken OKC to the top with the best record in the NBA.
LeBron James on the other hand, started the season off coasting with his numbers dropping across the board; however, as of late he has been on fire! Last week against the Suns he had 37 points, he nailed a contested game winning three to beat the Warriors, put on a dunking clinic at the All Star game and threw down 42 against Dallas on Tuesday. Clearly, the King has found his rhythm and is back to lead the Heatles to the promiseland once again.
With both players in the zone right now, you can bet tonight will be a show as the Thunder host the Heat at 8pm. After a highly anticipated duel at the All Star game didn’t happen, fans are hoping they saved their energy for this game! I for one, would love to see these two giants go all out, shot for shot!
If this showdown couldn’t get any better, Russell Westbrook plans on making his comeback from a knee injury tonight and you know with his competitive nature he wants it to be a triumphant one.
The odds and Vegas favor the OKC Thunder, but if game 6 of the NBA Finals has taught us anything it’s not to count out LeBron and the Heat.