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Marques Johnson breaks down the Heat's Game 3 win over the Thunder.
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I'm Brian -- pleased to be joy of our basketball analyst Marcus Johnson breaking down game three of the NBA finals it's a win for the heat rallied to defeat the thunder foot I got to a ten point lead in the third quarter OKC missing. By free throw shooting 63%. From the line you think they got tight as a team. I was a dropped an -- but today. It's something that I expected because this is a team that. Has the budget 2223. Euros in in crucial roles in Westbrook and Harden and of course Kevin Durant. And also I thought the coaching staff made some. Some misjudgments that happened merciful close to take the ball out of the fourth quarter down the stretch and need a three pointer. You'd put your best pestered my mind in that situation despite what you might be -- the regular season a lot of missed free -- Kevin Durant missed some Russell Westbrook a wide open three point shot. In -- third quarter the -- three point shooters -- Betty James Jones both get three free throws make a make them they cut into that deficit. Help Miami go on a 5050 to three run to close out the quarter and that was the difference in the game against Miami he momentum and impetus going into the fourth quarter. And how about the lack of productivity from the bench this team is deep and talented -- James -- only finished with nine points what does Miami do defensively to slow down the -- what they give up in -- James Harden and and not allowing him to knock down open three point stats and when he does try and attack and drop thousands. He's pretty good bet he did that put a pretty good job Miami about fouling but with the other guys to just lock it down you know you got to block out a Collison for example -- -- -- feel that the last. He just got to do the little things Derek Fisher hit a couple jumpers that wasn't really. Dangerous threat in -- fourth quarter because of Miami's awareness of where he wasn't before so I just think it's a better job of sticking to the scatter report. Taken the steps away from from the bits you know bits guys usually a pretty much one and it's in the guys that have especially so that he did they do real -- knocked down jump Jets -- to rebound. If you could take those things away from from the bench guys you could not by their effectiveness LeBron James another big game finishing with 29 point what is he -- -- thus far in the series seems like he silencing the critics you know. Last year I think he averaged three point. In the files in the fourth quarter this year it's up around seven points per game in the fourth quarter as the easily double that -- -- -- -- but output but more importantly Bryant. He is planned lock down defense on Kevin Durant in particular in the fourth quarter to rent one for five. Just two points when he was matched that with a -- things we've done a tremendous job today offensively. I still think he could be even more aggressive attacking at the pass and -- some shots. But at the same time you that you can't knock the guy because he's that -- for teammates to hit the open man. But he -- grown up in terms of his confidence as a player in the NBA finals and and in terms of redemption I think he has redeemed himself with this game. Game three performance down the stretch at the -- it's have been before you talk about close you can be collectible pins we'll give it to be an office and all adds up to a 21 series lead for Miami we appreciate the -- over at foxsports.com. As you covered Troy your basketball needs for market some -- We'll see you next time.