MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Heat have needed a wake-up call for the last few months and it may have come in the form of a demolition at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday night at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Thunder did to Miami what the Heat has done so successfully to every other team in the NBA, playing small ball. After falling down 15-4 in the first quarter, Thunder head coach Scott Brooks removed Kendrick Perkins from the lineup, moved Kevin Durant to power forward, added an extra wing man and took it to the Heat.
Miami, which had a less than 100 percent Dwyane Wade, couldn’t match Oklahoma City’s athleticism Wednesday night. Anytime Miami made a lazy pass or didn’t go all out on a possession, the Thunder made Miami pay.
The Thunder’s Kevin Durant scored 33 points, making it 12 straight games over 30 points…
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