Welcome to THEJNSREPORTS Take on the 2012 NBA Playoffs
The remaining teams involved in this years NBA playoffs as of 6/8/2012 are The Boston Celtics, The Miami Heat, and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Of the remaining elite teams in the NBA today I look at the team I came to love ever since his rookie season Debut from the University of Texas, Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. When looking at the faces of each of the aforementioned elite teams you find a collection of very skilled, supremely talented athletes playing one of the most beautiful games to watch when played at its highest level. Oklahoma has to be the prohibitive favorite in the finals for the simple fact of look at who they beat to get there. They knocked out the defending champs in a sweep (no surprise as that teams roster had changed dramatically and Dirk not the same player as a year ago), they knocked off the Lakers with an emergent Bynum and vintage Kobe, and then they dominated the vaunted Spurs after two shaky first games. Albeit, they did give away game 1 after having a 15 point lead at one point. The Spurs with a rejuvenated Tim Duncan and led by Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker seemed like they were on the verge of sweeping their way to the title until a clutch and Superstar Kevin Durant along with James Harden Serge Ibaka, and Russell Westbrook got their games going and then made the adjustment of switching a bigger and highly skilled defensive stopper in Thabo Sefolosha onto Parker to neutralize that deadly pick n roll that had been killing the Thunder(mainly Russell Westbrook whom I love at the point when he plays it the right way) in the first two games . Now they wait for the winner of the Boston – Miami series. Which leads us to Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Last night we were all witnesses to the emergence of a newly focused Lebron James. His will and stamp was put on the game like never before albeit he has had some memorable high scoring playoff games. This was a game for the season and immediate future of the Miami Heat. James started the game off with a look on his face that said all business. He looked like a young Iron Mike Tyson when he walked to the ring and stared down his opponent. Setting the tone from the opening tip Lebron made a statement. He had heard all the criticisms hurled at him. He knew that while he had carried the Heat for the majority of the playoffs and wasn’t getting much help that if he lost he would go out not regretting any moment where he could’ve displayed the all supreme talent he has been blessed with. James played with a passion and focus and fury reminiscent of past greats of the game and completely dominated the game from tip to finish on both sides of the ball.
Defensively they got rebounds and were off to the races and led by effort and all out attack combined with a plethora of shots, James single handedly saved the Heats season for at least another game. If nothing else we know that Game 7 will be an exciting one as winner takes on the Oklahoma City Thunder for the title. Boston for all its glory days and veteran leadership was relegated to an aged team that couldn’t muster the energy and shot making Lebron was doling out at will against them. In the end a 19 point route at home was all the Celtics could think about and the fact that they quite possibly ended their season with last nights lackluster performance. Game 7 from American Airlines Arena should provide plenty of thrills and excitement. Will Lebron and DWade and Bosh show up and be able to turn that Heat team into the Championship caliber team everyone expected to win a title? Only time will tell.