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December 8, 2011
Sim Season
Finals

by Bradford Doolittle

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We've reached the end of the long and winding road of Sim Season. When we started, we didn't know if there would be a real NBA season and at times it seemed like there wouldn't be. Thankfully, that is not so and starting tomorrow, the business of basketball is back to normal, if a bit in arrears. We end things on an appropriate note. The Heat and Thunder square off for the title which--spoiler alert--goes a full seven games. This I know because I extracted the files from the zip I received from Strat and there were seven of them. I do not yet know whom our champion is, at least as I type these words. Borrowing yesterday's format, I'll unveil the results one game at a time. Agate follows at the end.

I hope this series helped to fill some of the void created by the lack of pro games over the last few weeks. I received a lot of great response from readers and I think we picked up a number of new Basketball Prospectus followers from the Strat-O-Matic community. Hopefully they will stick around now that they've found us. I hope we similarly turned a few people on to the joys of Strat-O-Matic basketball. Thanks again to the good people at Strat for working with us on this project. It's been a great partnership--just the beginning, I hope.

Through today, we've played 1,230 games, or 240 more than the NBA will, and a full round of playoffs as part of Sim Season, our Strat-O-Matic simulation of the locked out 2011-12 season. Watch for the #simseason hashtag.

Follow me on Twitter for Sim Season updates.

G1--THUNDER AT HEAT: A Heat-Thunder matchup has a lot of built-in storylines for the talking head circuit. Most of it would tie into the summer of 2010, when Miami's Big Three came together to the consternation of many. Meanwhile, the Wally Cleaver of the NBA--Kevin Durant--did the Right Thing and signed an extension with the Mayberry Thunder. (Okay, I'm mixing 1950s references there. Sorry.) Needless to say, Oklahoma City would be the favorite of the masses in this meeting and even though the NBA's traditional powers are absent from the pairing, one thinks the television ratings would be favorable. Game one is in South Beach. Durant starts it with a three-pointer 14 seconds into the game and we're off. Durant scores eight and OKC leads 29-26 after the first quarter. James Harden scores the first five points of the second quarter and the Thunder lead 34-26. Miami closes the gap thanks to a surprising contribution from Norris Cole, who scores eight points in the first half of the second quarter. OKC closes the half strong and Durant's layup at the buzzer gives the Thunder a 46-38 lead at the break. The lead is erased early in the third quarter when Mario Chalmers sparks an eight-point run. It was back and forth for the rest of the period and Miami leads 65-64 headed into the fourth. Nick Collison's free throws gives Oklahoma City a 77-71 lead with 8:15 to go, but Miami scores the next seven points to regain the lead. Mike Bibby scored the last two points of the rally. Miami gradually builds a comfortable lead as Oklahoma City goes cold down the stretch. Miami wins 92-85 and strikes first blood.

G2--THUNDER AT HEAT: Game Two was close through the first half though Miami finishes strong and leads 48-40 at the break. Chris Bosh and LeBron James scored 11 points each. James and Chalmers each hit threes early in the third quarter and Miami extended its lead to 13. The Thunder scored the next 10 points, six by Harden, and close within 56-53. Then Chalmers and Dwyane Wade hit consecutive threes to spark a 12-point Miami spree. The rout is on. Miami has a second 12-point run later in the half, leads by as many as 31 and wins 102-76. James just misses a triple-double with a game-high 23 points, nine boards and nine dimes. Durant is held to 4-of-14 shooting. Miami is up 2-0 but there's bad news: Bosh is injured and will only return if the series goes seven games.

G3--HEAT AT THUNDER: Is this series going to be a blowout? If the Thunder can't win Game Three, that may be the case. OKC faces a must-win game on its home floor and plays like it in the first quarter. The Thunder's stubborn defense limits Miami to 17 points and OKC leads by seven. The lead stays in the 5-7 point range until late in the half when Russell Westbrook and Durant hit a combined six free throws in the last minute to give the Thunder a 47-36 halftime lead. A strong third quarter extends the lead to as many as 22 and OKC leads 79-63 going into the fourth quarter. Miami never makes a serious run and the Thunder cut the lead to 2-1 with a 119-103 win. Durant scored 33 points on 10-of-15 shooting and Harden had 16 on 7-of-8. The Thunder shot 66 percent from the field on its 59 attempts and was 8-of-10 from deep.

G4--HEAT AT THUNDER: The Thunder remained a part of the series with its Game Three win, but OKC has to win again at home or face the specter of Miami eliminating the Thunder at the Ford Center. Again, the Thunder start the game with the sense of urgency you'd expect, jumping out to an 11-3 lead. With the Thunder up six at the start of the second period. Eddie House goes off for Miami, scoring seven points during an 11-2 run and the Heat lead 30-27. Miami gradually extends its lead then explodes the final couple of minutes, finishing the half with a 9-0 run capped by Bibby's three. Miami is up 50-37 at the break. Wade's three-point play late in the third pushes the lead to 19 and the Heat cruises down the stretch, winning 106-94. The Heat lead 3-1 and can close out the series in Game Four. James continues his huge series with 36 points.

G5--THUNDER AT HEAT: It's pretty simple. Either the Thunder win Game Five, or the world gets nauseated by James and Wade hugging and dancing all over the court in Oklahoma City. Gag. After the Thunder build a modest early lead, James scores twice and James Jones hits a three during a nine-point Miami run. It's back and forth for the rest of the half until Durant's three gives the Thunder a 48-45 halftime lead. A seven-point run in the third gives the Thunder some breathing room, 59-50 and OKC leads by 12 after three quarters. In the fourth, Wade scores with 6:09 left to cut the lead to 91-86. OKC responds by scoring the next seven, holds off any further Heat runs and wins 106-92. The Thunder still trail 3-2 and head back to Miami for what they hope will be the last two games of the series, not just one.

G6--HEAT AT THUNDER: The bandwagon fans in Miami are out in full force to see LeBron James win his first NBA ring and the Heat win its second. The Thunder has other ideas. Harden scores 10 points and OKC builds a nice eight-point first quarter lead. Miami responds by scoring the last seven point of the quarter. Miami repeats the trick in the second-- falling behind by six this time only to again score the last seven of the quarter. Wade's jumper puts Miami up 47-46 at the break. The Thunder sprints out of the gates in the second half. Westbrook scores seven of an 11-point burst but just as he's heating up, he heads to the bench with his fourth foul. Miami edges back into the game and finally ties it on James' bucket to cap the third quarter. The fourth quarter is intense. Bibby hits a jumper to put Miami up 91-86 at the 6:09 mark. Serge Ibaka and Thabo Sefalosha score to trim the lead to one. A little later, Westbrook scores to put OKC up 94-93 with 4:20 to play. Mike Miller immediately drills a three-pointer for Miami. Kendrick Perkins ties it with two free throws. A couple of possessions later, James dunks off a fastbreak and Miami leads 99-96 with 3:16 left. Durant and Sefalosha score; OKC is up one. James hits two free throws and it's 101-100 with 1:30 on the clock. Durant scores with 1:11 left, OKC is up 102-101. And that's it--no one can score after that. The Thunder escape and force a Game Seven. Now we're talking.

G7--THUNDER AT HEAT: It all comes down to this. Game Seven. Speaks for itself, doesn't it? Westbrook starts the game with a hoop plus an and-one free throw to jump start the Thunder. Unfortunately, he gets injured and is done for the game. Oh no. Miami responds with a 13-2 run and leads by eight. Eric Maynor's three pulls OKC within four, but Bosh is going off on the inside with 10 first-quarter points and the Heat lead 26-20 at the end of the period. It's Bosh's first action since he was injured in Game Two. James Jones starts the second quarter with a three for Miami. Oh oh. Never fear--the Thunder score 10 straight to take the lead, a run featuring five points each from Durant and Reggie Jackson. Bosh stays hot for Miami, scoring three times in an 8-2 burst to put the Heat up 37-32. He's already got 16 points. Jackson scores off a break to tie the game at 40 and the rookie has 11 points in the half. It's Jackson and Maynor picking up the slack for the missing Westbrook. Then OKC doesn't score for a long time. Miami scores the game's next 14 points, a run that extends into the third quarter. It's 54-40 Heat before Maynor snaps the streak with a three. The Thunder gets the last two baskets of the third to cut the lead to six and Durant's free throws to start the fourth makes the score 71-67 Miami. The Heat's lead stays in that range for several minutes. Perkins scores with 5:22 left to make it 82-77. Then James drains a three. Then James dunks off a fastbreak. Then James dunks off a fastbreak again. It's a one-man, seven-point flurry in 1:05 of court time that puts the Heat in control, 89-77. The Thunder can get no closer than eight after that. James caps the scoring with two free throws in the final minute and Miami wins Game Seven 96-81. Bosh finishes with 32 points to put Miami in position, then James sealed the deal in crunch time. The King has his ring.

So that's it. The Heat beats the Thunder in a thrilling seven-game series to become champions of Sim Season. If a similar scenario plays out in the 2011-12 NBA season, it wouldn't be at all surprising. Will it happen? Beginning tomorrow, we find out.

(1) MIAMI HEAT 4, (3) OKLAHOMA CITY 3

DATE 	FINAL SCORE             HIGH POINTS 	HIGH REBOUNDS 	HIGH ASSISTS
5/31 	MIA  92 vs OKC  85 	K.DURANT 26 	Multiple 8 	L.JAMES 9
6/1 	MIA 102 vs OKC  76 	L.JAMES 23 	U.HASLEM 10 	Multiple 9
6/3 	OKC 119 vs MIA 103 	K.DURANT 33 	T.SEFOLOSHA 8 	Multiple 10
6/4 	MIA 106  @ OKC  94 	L.JAMES 36 	U.HASLEM 12 	L.JAMES 8
6/5 	OKC 106 vs MIA  92 	K.DURANT 34 	L.JAMES 8 	L.JAMES 9
6/7 	OKC 102  @ MIA 101 	L.JAMES 29 	Multiple 7 	L.JAMES 9
6/8 	MIA  96 vs OKC  81 	C.BOSH 32 	S.IBAKA 8 	L.JAMES 5

GAME ONE

OKLAHOMA CITY               29 17 18 21   85
MIAMI                       26 12 27 27   92

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
K.DURANT     37   9 23  39  3  7  43  5  5 100 -10   0  5  5  3  2  1  0  1  26
R.WESTBROOK  30   3 10  30  0  0      6 10  60  -9   0  1  1  5  2  2  2  2  12
S.IBAKA      34   4 11  36  0  1   0  3  4  75  -8   6  1  7  4  0  1  2  2  11
T.SEFOLOSHA  25   2  5  40  0  1   0  0  0      -2   0  5  5  0  6  1  2  0   4
K.PERKINS    25   3  4  75  0  0      0  0      -2   3  2  5  2  2  0  2  1   6
J.HARDEN     28   5  8  62  1  2  50  4  5  80  -5   2  3  5  1  2  2  1  0  15
N.COLLISON   18   2  3  67  0  0      2  2 100   4   2  2  4  1  1  1  1  0   6
N.MOHAMMED   17   2  6  33  0  0      1  2  50  -4   3  1  4  0  3  0  1  0   5
E.MAYNOR      4   0  1   0  0  0      0  0       1   0  0  0  2  0  1  0  0   0
D.COOK        8   0  2   0  0  1   0  0  0      -1   0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0   0
C.ALDRICH     1   0  0      0  0      0  0       0   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
R.JACKSON    13   0  5   0  0  1   0  0  0       1   0  3  3  1  2  0  4  0   0
OKLAHOMA CI  48  30 78  38  4 13  31 21 28  75      16 24 40 20 20  9 15  6  85
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
L.JAMES      39   5  6  83  2  2 100  2  5  40   8   2  6  8  9  5  2  3  2  14
D.WADE       38   4 16  25  1  4  25 12 16  75   6   1  7  8  4  4  1  4  2  21
C.BOSH       41   2  7  29  0  0      3  3 100   7   1  5  6  1  4  0  2  0   7
M.CHALMERS   23   7 12  58  2  5  40  0  0       4   0  2  2  1  2  3  0  0  16
J.ANTHONY    26   0  1   0  0  0      0  0       6   3  2  5  1  2  0  3  0   0
M.BIBBY       9   5  8  62  2  4  50  0  0      -1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  12
J.JONES       8   0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0      -6   0  1  1  0  0  0  2  0   0
M.MILLER     12   0  4   0  0  2   0  0  0       2   0  1  1  2  2  1  1  0   0
E.DAMPIER     7   1  1 100  0  0      2  2 100  -4   0  0  0  0  1  1  1  0   4
U.HASLEM     21   3  4  75  0  0      2  2 100   9   3  4  7  0  4  1  2  0   8
N.COLE       16   4  6  67  2  3  67  0  0       4   0  0  0  2  0  1  0  2  10
MIAMI        48  31 66  47  9 21  43 21 28  75      10 28 38 20 24 10 18  6  92

TEAM STATISTICS
OKLAHOMA CITY               MIAMI
     Fast Break Pts  20          Fast Break Pts   8
  Second Chance Pts   4       Second Chance Pts  11
Points in the Paint  12     Points In the Paint  16
       Biggest Lead   8            Biggest Lead   7

GAME TWO

OKLAHOMA CITY               25 15 20 16   76
MIAMI                       29 19 29 25  102

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
K.DURANT     38   4 14  29  1  2  50  7  8  88 -24   0  2  2  1  3  0  2  1  16
R.WESTBROOK  29   6 16  38  0  0      0  0     -10   2  3  5  9  1  1  1  0  12
S.IBAKA      34   2  7  29  0  0      0  0     -19   2  6  8  1  2  2  2  3   4
T.SEFOLOSHA  22   4  6  67  1  3  33  0  0      -1   0  2  2  2  2  0  0  1   9
K.PERKINS    23   2  6  33  0  0      1  2  50  -7   1  2  3  1  1  0  3  0   5
J.HARDEN     26   5 12  42  3  8  38  1  2  50 -20   1  4  5  0  1  1  1  1  14
N.COLLISON   19   1  3  33  0  0      2  2 100 -15   5  0  5  0  3  0  3  0   4
N.MOHAMMED   18   1  8  12  0  0      0  0      -8   5  1  6  1  2  1  0  1   2
E.MAYNOR     10   0  1   0  0  0      0  0      -2   0  1  1  0  1  1  0  0   0
D.COOK       10   3  4  75  2  3  67  2  2 100  -7   0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  10
C.ALDRICH     2   0  0      0  0      0  0      -3   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
R.JACKSON     9   0  2   0  0  1   0  0  0     -14   0  1  1  0  1  0  1  0   0
OKLAHOMA CI  48  28 79  35  7 17  41 13 16  81      16 22 38 15 18  6 13  7  76
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
L.JAMES      38   7 16  44  0  2   0  9 12  75  26   3  6  9  9  2  1  4  0  23
D.WADE       32   7 14  50  2  4  50  3  3 100  16   0  7  7  1  4  3  1  1  19
C.BOSH       28   4  7  57  0  0      5  6  83  21   1  7  8  3  1  1  1  1  13
M.CHALMERS   20   4  5  80  3  4  75  0  0       5   0  0  0  2  3  0  2  0  11
J.ANTHONY    22   0  1   0  0  0      0  0      10   1  0  1  1  1  0  0  1   0
M.BIBBY      12   2  2 100  0  0      0  0      16   0  0  0  4  1  1  0  0   4
J.JONES      10   3  4  75  3  4  75  0  0       0   0  2  2  0  0  0  0  0   9
E.HOUSE       2   1  1 100  1  1 100  0  0       3   0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0   3
M.MILLER     18   1  3  33  0  1   0  2  2 100  10   2  1  3  3  2  0  2  0   4
E.DAMPIER    12   1  2  50  0  0      0  0       1   3  1  4  0  2  1  1  2   2
U.HASLEM     30   4  9  44  0  0      1  2  50  17   3  7 10  0  1  0  0  0   9
N.COLE       16   2  8  25  1  2  50  0  0       5   0  1  1  1  1  1  0  1   5
MIAMI        48  36 72  50 10 18  56 20 25  80      13 32 45 24 19  8 11  6 102

INJURY SUMMARY
MIAMI                      CHRIS BOSH                        4

OKLAHOMA CITY               MIAMI
     Fast Break Pts  20          Fast Break Pts  10
  Second Chance Pts  12       Second Chance Pts  10
Points in the Paint  12     Points In the Paint  16
       Biggest Lead   4            Biggest Lead  31

GAME THREE

MIAMI                       17 19 27 40  103
OKLAHOMA CITY               24 23 32 40  119

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
L.JAMES      42  11 22  50  2  4  50  7 10  70 -24   1  2  3 10  5  3  2  0  31
D.WADE       36   6 18  33  1  3  33  9 10  90 -20   3  0  3  3  3  1  3  0  22
M.CHALMERS   24   1  4  25  0  2   0  1  1 100  -5   0  0  0  1  3  3  3  0   3
J.JONES      15   6  8  75  6  7  86  0  0       8   0  2  2  0  5  0  0  0  18
J.ANTHONY    38   1  2  50  0  0      0  0     -14   2  4  6  1  3  0  1  0   2
M.BIBBY      10   3  5  60  2  3  67  0  0      -2   0  0  0  2  4  0  0  0   8
M.MILLER     13   0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0       0   0  2  2  1  1  1  1  0   0
E.DAMPIER    15   1  2  50  0  0      0  0       2   0  2  2  1  0  0  0  1   2
U.HASLEM     33   3  6  50  0  0      1  2  50 -16   3  4  7  1  5  0  1  1   7
N.COLE       14   4  7  57  1  4  25  1  1 100  -9   0  0  0  1  1  0  1  0  10
MIAMI        48  36 75  48 12 24  50 19 24  79       9 16 25 21 30  8 12  2 103
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
K.DURANT     36  10 15  67  3  5  60 10 10 100  20   1  5  6  2  2  0  1  1  33
R.WESTBROOK  30   3  4  75  0  0      7  7 100  18   0  3  3 10  3  0  6  1  13
S.IBAKA      32   4  7  57  0  0      3  8  38  10   1  6  7  1  4  0  2  2  11
T.SEFOLOSHA  25   3  6  50  0  0      2  2 100  -1   1  7  8  2  0  0  0  1   8
K.PERKINS    24   3  3 100  0  0      2  4  50  11   1  1  2  0  3  1  3  1   8
J.HARDEN     19   7  8  88  2  2 100  0  0      19   0  2  2  0  1  2  1  0  16
N.COLLISON   20   0  0      0  0      4  4 100   2   0  3  3  1  2  3  1  0   4
N.MOHAMMED   17   3  5  60  0  0      1  2  50   9   2  1  3  0  0  0  0  0   7
E.MAYNOR      4   1  1 100  0  0      0  0       4   0  2  2  1  0  1  1  0   2
D.COOK       17   1  3  33  1  1 100  2  2 100  -2   0  0  0  1  1  0  1  0   5
C.ALDRICH     2   0  0      0  0      0  0      -4   1  2  3  0  0  0  0  0   0
R.JACKSON    14   4  7  57  2  2 100  2  2 100  -6   0  1  1  4  1  1  0  0  12
OKLAHOMA CI  48  39 59  66  8 10  80 33 41  80       7 33 40 22 17  8 16  6 119

MIAMI                       OKLAHOMA CITY
     Fast Break Pts   4          Fast Break Pts  30
  Second Chance Pts   4       Second Chance Pts   3
Points in the Paint  18     Points In the Paint  12
       Biggest Lead   1            Biggest Lead  22

GAME FOUR

MIAMI                       19 31 32 24  106
OKLAHOMA CITY               25 12 28 29   94

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
L.JAMES      42  14 23  61  3  4  75  5  8  62   3   1  5  6  8  3  1  2  1  36
D.WADE       36  11 20  55  2  4  50  5  7  71   3   0  5  5  6  3  3  2  1  29
M.CHALMERS   15   1  4  25  0  0      0  0      -4   0  0  0  2  2  1  1  0   2
J.JONES      14   1  3  33  0  2   0  0  0      -1   0  3  3  0  0  0  1  0   2
J.ANTHONY    33   1  3  33  0  0      0  0       7   1  5  6  1  4  0  1  4   2
M.BIBBY      17   5  6  83  3  3 100  0  0      12   0  3  3  3  1  0  2  0  13
E.HOUSE       7   2  3  67  1  2  50  2  2 100   8   0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0   7
M.MILLER     12   0  2   0  0  1   0  2  2 100   9   0  2  2  2  0  0  1  0   2
E.DAMPIER    11   0  2   0  0  0      0  0       2   1  2  3  1  0  0  0  0   0
U.HASLEM     37   4  8  50  0  0      0  0      17   3  9 12  1  2  2  1  0   8
N.COLE       16   2  4  50  0  1   0  1  1 100   4   0  1  1  3  2  1  0  0   5
MIAMI        48  41 78  53  9 17  53 15 20  75       6 35 41 27 17  9 11  6 106
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
K.DURANT     37   7 22  32  4  8  50  6  6 100 -10   1  4  5  4  3  1  4  1  24
R.WESTBROOK  30   6 12  50  0  0      3  4  75  -3   2  0  2  5  1  1  3  0  15
S.IBAKA      35   4 12  33  0  0      0  0       6   4  5  9  2  2  0  1  2   8
T.SEFOLOSHA  23   2  8  25  0  1   0  0  0       7   1  4  5  1  1  0  1  1   4
K.PERKINS    24   4  5  80  0  0      3  4  75  -5   5  3  8  2  1  0  1  0  11
J.HARDEN     21   2 10  20  1  4  25  1  2  50 -16   1  1  2  2  1  0  0  0   6
N.COLLISON   19   2  3  67  0  0      0  0     -17   0  2  2  2  1  2  2  1   4
N.MOHAMMED   17   5  7  71  0  0      4  6  67  -9   3  4  7  0  1  0  0  0  14
E.MAYNOR      4   0  0      0  0      0  0      -3   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
D.COOK       15   3  8  38  2  5  40  0  0      -5   0  1  1  0  4  0  1  0   8
C.ALDRICH     1   0  0      0  0      0  0       1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
R.JACKSON    14   0  1   0  0  0      0  0      -6   1  2  3  2  0  0  0  0   0
OKLAHOMA CI  48  35 88  40  7 18  39 17 22  77      18 26 44 20 15  4 13  5  94

MIAMI                       OKLAHOMA CITY
     Fast Break Pts  12          Fast Break Pts  16
  Second Chance Pts   4       Second Chance Pts  20
Points in the Paint  18     Points In the Paint  30
       Biggest Lead  20            Biggest Lead   8

GAME FIVE

MIAMI                       17 28 22 25   92
OKLAHOMA CITY               21 27 31 27  106

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
L.JAMES      46   7 19  37  0  1   0 11 13  85 -10   1  7  8  9  6  1  5  1  25
D.WADE       35   9 14  64  2  3  67  3  5  60  -7   0  2  2  5  2  2  2  0  23
M.CHALMERS   22   2  7  29  1  6  17  0  0     -15   0  2  2  4  3  0  3  0   5
J.JONES      13   1  1 100  1  1 100  0  0       0   0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0   3
J.ANTHONY    28   0  0      0  0      0  0     -16   1  4  5  1  5  0  2  1   0
M.BIBBY      10   6  7  86  2  3  67  0  0       5   1  0  1  1  2  1  0  0  14
E.HOUSE       2   0  2   0  0  1   0  0  0       1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   0
M.MILLER     13   3  4  75  2  2 100  0  0      -9   0  2  2  0  0  0  0  0   8
E.DAMPIER    19   1  2  50  0  1   0  0  2   0   3   0  3  3  1  0  2  0  0   2
U.HASLEM     35   3  6  50  0  0      0  0     -16   1  4  5  2  3  1  0  0   6
N.COLE       17   3  7  43  0  3   0  0  0      -6   0  0  0  1  2  0  2  0   6
MIAMI        48  35 69  51  8 21  38 14 20  70       4 24 28 24 24  7 14  2  92
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
K.DURANT     39  10 19  53  3  7  43 11 11 100  16   0  6  6  1  1  1  3  1  34
R.WESTBROOK  30   2  5  40  0  0      4  4 100  16   1  4  5  8  2  0  3  0   8
S.IBAKA      26   3  6  50  0  0      1  2  50  17   0  4  4  1  5  0  1  0   7
T.SEFOLOSHA  23   4  8  50  0  2   0  2  2 100   7   0  4  4  1  2  0  0  0  10
K.PERKINS    25   1  5  20  0  0      1  2  50  17   1  3  4  0  2  0  1  3   3
J.HARDEN     29   5 10  50  1  4  25  2  2 100  -2   1  3  4  3  2  2  0  0  13
N.COLLISON   22   3  3 100  0  0      0  0      -2   1  3  4  1  3  0  1  0   6
N.MOHAMMED   21   5  8  62  0  0      0  0      -3   1  1  2  0  0  1  1  0  10
E.MAYNOR     13   2  5  40  1  2  50  0  0      -9   0  0  0  2  2  1  0  1   5
D.COOK        7   1  1 100  1  1 100  0  0       6   0  1  1  1  0  0  0  0   3
R.JACKSON     5   2  3  67  1  2  50  2  2 100   7   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   7
OKLAHOMA CI  48  38 73  52  7 18  39 23 25  92       5 29 34 18 19  5 10  5 106

MIAMI                       OKLAHOMA CITY
     Fast Break Pts   6          Fast Break Pts  28
  Second Chance Pts   2       Second Chance Pts   0
Points in the Paint  12     Points In the Paint  18
       Biggest Lead   4            Biggest Lead  15

GAME SIX

OKLAHOMA CITY               27 19 28 28  102
MIAMI                       26 21 27 27  101

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
K.DURANT     34  10 18  56  1  3  33  4  5  80  -1   1  4  5  1  4  2  3  1  25
R.WESTBROOK  23   4 10  40  0  1   0  5  7  71  18   1  1  2  4  4  1  3  0  13
S.IBAKA      35   3  9  33  0  0      7 10  70   5   3  4  7  2  1  1  1  0  13
T.SEFOLOSHA  24   4  7  57  0  2   0  2  2 100  11   0  0  0  2  4  0  0  1  10
K.PERKINS    24   1  2  50  0  0      5  6  83  12   1  6  7  0  3  0  0  0   7
J.HARDEN     23   4  6  67  2  4  50  2  2 100   4   0  2  2  1  1  2  1  0  12
N.COLLISON   19   2  3  67  0  0      1  2  50  -9   5  2  7  0  1  1  0  0   5
N.MOHAMMED   18   5  8  62  0  0      0  0      -6   2  0  2  1  2  1  0  0  10
E.MAYNOR     17   0  3   0  0  0      2  2 100 -10   0  1  1  4  1  1  0  0   2
D.COOK       15   1  3  33  0  2   0  0  0     -12   0  0  0  1  1  0  0  0   2
R.JACKSON     8   0  4   0  0  0      3  4  75  -7   0  0  0  0  1  1  0  0   3
OKLAHOMA CI  48  34 73  47  3 12  25 31 40  78      13 20 33 16 23 10  8  2 102
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
L.JAMES      46   9 20  45  0  1   0 11 12  92   3   1  6  7  9  3  1  4  0  29
D.WADE       36   8 16  50  1  5  20  9 12  75  -8   1  4  5  1  5  2  3  0  26
M.CHALMERS   23   4  6  67  1  3  33  0  0     -18   0  0  0  1  2  0  1  0   9
J.JONES      17   0  3   0  0  2   0  2  2 100   2   0  0  0  0  1  1  0  0   2
J.ANTHONY    19   1  1 100  0  0      0  0       0   2  3  5  0  6  0  0  1   2
M.BIBBY      19   4  6  67  1  2  50  0  0       9   0  1  1  3  3  1  0  0   9
E.HOUSE       6   0  0      0  0      0  0       2   0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0   0
M.MILLER     18   2  3  67  1  2  50  0  0       6   1  2  3  0  2  0  1  0   5
E.DAMPIER    25   2  3  67  0  0      2  2 100   3   2  4  6  1  3  0  1  0   6
U.HASLEM     21   3  5  60  0  0      0  0      -9   1  1  2  0  6  0  1  0   6
N.COLE       10   2  3  67  1  2  50  2  2 100   5   0  1  1  3  1  0  2  0   7
MIAMI        48  35 66  53  5 17  29 26 30  87       8 22 30 18 34  5 13  1 101

OKLAHOMA CITY               MIAMI
     Fast Break Pts  22          Fast Break Pts   6
  Second Chance Pts  15       Second Chance Pts   9
Points in the Paint  24     Points In the Paint  24
       Biggest Lead  10            Biggest Lead   5

GAME SEVEN

OKLAHOMA CITY               20 20 25 16   81
MIAMI                       26 22 23 25   96

                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
K.DURANT     34   7 18  39  1  6  17  9 10  90 -14   0  7  7  4  4  1  2  0  24
R.WESTBROOK   3   1  1 100  0  0      1  1 100  -1   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   3
J.HARDEN     31   2  4  50  2  2 100  2  2 100 -18   1  1  2  1  0  1  0  0   8
T.SEFOLOSHA  28   2  5  40  1  3  33  0  0     -14   1  3  4  3  3  0  2  1   5
K.PERKINS    26   2  7  29  0  0      0  0     -20   3  3  6  3  3  0  8  1   4
S.IBAKA      31   3  9  33  0  0      2  4  50  -8   4  4  8  0  6  0  1  5   8
N.COLLISON   17   0  3   0  0  0      2  2 100   5   3  3  6  2  1  1  0  0   2
N.MOHAMMED   13   1  2  50  0  0      0  0       4   0  6  6  0  0  0  0  0   2
E.MAYNOR     25   3  7  43  2  4  50  0  0     -16   0  1  1  3  4  1  0  0   8
D.COOK       12   1  4  25  0  0      0  0       5   0  3  3  1  0  0  1  0   2
R.JACKSON    20   6 12  50  0  0      3  3 100   2   1  0  1  2  0  0  3  1  15
OKLAHOMA CI  48  28 72  39  6 15  40 19 22  86      13 31 44 19 21  4 17  8  81
                 ----FG--- ---3PT--- ---FT---       REBOUNDS
NAME        MIN  MD AT PCT MD AT PCT MD AT PCT +/-  OF DF  T AS PF ST TO BK PTS
L.JAMES      30  10 16  62  2  5  40  3  4  75  17   0  4  4  5  3  0  1  2  25
D.WADE       35   4  8  50  1  1 100  2  2 100  21   1  4  5  3  0  0  1  0  11
C.BOSH       44  13 23  57  0  0      6  7  86  16   2  3  5  4  3  0  1  1  32
M.CHALMERS   26   3  7  43  1  3  33  6  6 100  22   0  1  1  4  0  1  0  0  13
J.ANTHONY    20   0  0      0  0      0  0      12   0  2  2  1  4  1  1  0   0
M.BIBBY      14   0  6   0  0  2   0  2  2 100  -3   0  1  1  2  1  1  0  0   2
J.JONES      12   2  5  40  2  4  50  0  0      -3   0  2  2  0  2  1  1  0   6
E.HOUSE       7   0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0      -1   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
M.MILLER     14   1  4  25  0  2   0  0  0      -1   0  5  5  0  1  0  0  0   2
E.DAMPIER     5   0  0      0  0      0  0      -2   0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   0
U.HASLEM     25   1  7  14  0  0      1  2  50   1   5  2  7  0  4  1  2  0   3
N.COLE        8   0  2   0  0  0      2  2 100  -4   1  0  1  1  1  1  0  0   2
MIAMI        48  34 79  43  6 18  33 22 25  88       9 26 35 20 19  6  7  3  96

OKLAHOMA CITY               MIAMI
     Fast Break Pts  24          Fast Break Pts   4
  Second Chance Pts   6       Second Chance Pts   4
Points in the Paint   8     Points In the Paint  28
       Biggest Lead   3            Biggest Lead  15

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