The 2012 NBA Finals has been a series of entertaining tilts between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat, but with the Heat now up 3-1 it’s clear that First Finals Syndrome has set in.
The Heat suffered it last year. Symptoms: a decided lack of poise and control in the waning moments of well-contested games.
Exhibit Latest from last night’s game: the brain freeze by Russell Westbrooke (who had submitted a world-class performance up to that point) when he senselessly fouled Mario Chalmers in the waning seconds of the fourth quarter.
Oklahoma City could still pull it out, but the hardworking staff doubts it.
Feel the Thunder next year, though.