First and foremost, that wasn’t a charge on Kevin Durant. That WAS a foul on LeBron James. The referees were inconsistent. But that’s not why the Thunder lost last night. They lost because for some reason, they forget how to play basketball in the first quarter of NBA Finals games. It’s the reverse LeBron. Granted he came up with a big shot in the 4th last night. Despite how shitty their first half was, the Thunder still had a shot at the end of the game. I’d have prefered them to hold for last shot, win or go home scenario, but they decided to go quick (and KD was fouled, it wasn’t called) and try to score. Didn’t happen. Game ends on free throws. LBJ showed up again in the Finals, Wade was meh. He was runnin’ like a guy with a hip injury in that 4th quarter. MVP of this game goes to Shane “Bank Shot” Battier. I think that guy just hit ANOTHER 3 pointer. If I’m the Thunder, I can take losing because of LBJ and Wade, but when these other guys start scoring shit, you’ve gotta clamp down. Oh and in the battle of horrible coaching, Scotty Brooks, congrats on your LVP award. I was shouting for the last 8 minutes of the game to have a line up of Ibaka, KD, Westbrook, Harden, and Sefalosha. That is your best defensive line up and when Fisher isn’t hitting the open 3, Thabo is just as good as an option. He made the switch to that lineup with about 3 minutes to go, and the Thunder roared back. I have ZERO coaching experience and I knew to do that. For the most part the stars have shown up. Harden and Wade much better games, Westbrook and KD still solid, James again with a career high Finals game (clutch shot and 12-12 free throws). If the Thunder realize they need to start playing at tip off and not in the 2nd quarter, they have a good shot at this. Either way it looks like this thing is gonna be a good tight series. Get your popcorn folks.