The 2012 NBA Finals schedule continues on Sunday in South Beach, where the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder are both going to look to make great NBA Finals pick in what should be a great Game 3 of this championship series.
NBA Matchup: #2 Oklahoma City Thunder @ #2 Miami Heat Game 3
Date: Sunday, June 17th, 8:00 ET
Location: American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
NBA Playoffs Odds: Miami -4
NBA TV Schedule: ESPN
The big question that we have had to ask in this series for the most part is which set of role players would be showing up for each game. In Game 1, it Oklahoma City that got some great contributions from the likes of Nick Collison, Thabo Sefolosha, and the likes, and that’s probably why it got the best of the Heat in Game 1. Meanwhile, it was Shane Battier that really had the big time game in Game 2, scoring 17 points for the second straight game to lead Miami to a victory. LeBron James has played out of his mind, scoring 62 points in two games. Chris Bosh apparently is healthy enough to play 41 minutes and log 16 points and 15 boards as well. In the end, someone is going to have to step up for Oklahoma City and knock down some shots outside of Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, and James Harden. We have seen this team play well on the road this year in the postseason, and we think that giving the Thunder a four-point head start is just too much even though the Heat are a remarkable team here at the American Airlines Arena.
NBA Free Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder +4