Tonight in the NBA: Finals head to Miami
As the Sixers’ offseason progresses, they will have to make the necessary adjustments to their roster to help the team improve before next season. While not all of those moves have been determined, they now have a decision to make as shooting guard Lou Williams has decided to opt out of the final year of his contract
Williams will now be an unrestricted free agent after spending the first seven seasons of his career with the Sixers. He finished second in Sixth Man of the Year voting last season and may look for an opportunity to start elsewhere.
Now here's a preview of the only action in the NBA on Sunday:Thunder at Heat, 8:00 p.m.
The NBA Finals head to South Beach Sunday after the Thunder and the Heat split the first two games of the series in Oklahoma City.
On Thursday night, Miami handed Oklahoma City its first home loss of the playoffs, 100-96.
In the win, the Heat got a strong performance from forward Shane Battier, who went 6-of-8 from the field and made 5-of-7 three pointers. LeBron James finished with 32 points, eight rebounds and five assists, and Dwyane Wade shot 50 percent from the field, good for 24 points.
The Heat were able to come out on top despite not getting more than two points from any bench player. Likewise, the Thunder did not get much from its supporting cast in Game 2. Kevin Durant finished with 32 points, Russell Westbrook added 27 and James Harden had 21 on just 11 shots.
Durant’s 68 points through the first two games of the finals are the most by a player in his first two career finals games since Allen Iverson scored 71 points for the Sixers in the first two games of the 2001 NBA Finals against the Lakers.
Game 3 is typically a turning point in series that are tied 1-1. The winner of Game 3 in such series has gone on to win the championship 29 of 34 times. However, last year in the finals, the Heat defeated the Mavericks in Game 3 in Dallas to go up 2-1 before losing three consecutive games.