NBA coach hopes to honor surrogate father Scott Brooks' father left the family when Scott was a toddler, but the Thunder head coach found a father figure through basketball. (Mark D. Smith-US PRESSWIRE) 5 things to note from Game 3 of the NBA Finals Back and forth they went in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, with the Miami Heat finally pulling out a 91-85 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Here's a list of some of the talking points from Sunday night, including perhaps the most gentlemanly display of trash talk in finals history, how free throws aren't free and why Shane Battier keeps making the most of his first taste of the title series. Miami Heat Take 2-1 Lead in NBA Finals: Fan Reaction The Miami Heat took control of the 2012 NBA Finals, defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder 91-85 on June 17. With the win, the Heat take a 2-1 lead in the series, with the next two games set for the American Airlines Arena. 2012 NBA Summer League Schedule The 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Nevada features a 60-game schedule and a record 24 teams competing. Games will take place from July 13-22 at Thomas & Mack Center and the COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The Summer League will give fans their first opportunity at watching most of the top draft picks in this year's NBA Draft. NBA Finals 2012 Game 3 Live Results: Oklahoma City Thunder Vs. Miami Heat NBA Finals 2012 Game 3 / NBA Finals 2012 Live Results / NBA Playoffs Live Scores: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Miami Heat (NBA West Champ vs NBA East Champ) June 18, 2012 in Miami, Florida (June 19 MLA Time) The NBA Finals 2012 Game 3 (Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Miami Heat) has already started and the 1st Quarter has just ended with these scores: 20-26 - another good start for the Miami Heat. Miami ... NBA Finals Keeping Up Trend of Wild Momentum Swings: A Fan's Analysis The Philadelphia 76ers gave everyone a rollercoaster ride in their series with the Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics. Sixers fans like myself got a particularly bad case of whiplash in the series with the Celtics, as momentum changed in the most extreme fashion after every game. Boston then experienced more of those huge mood swings against the Miami Heat - so naturally, the NBA Finals are ... NBA considering U-23 age proposal for Olympics Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony stood beside their U.S. Olympic basketball teammates as gold medals were placed around their necks, the completion of a career highlight and a lifetime memory. NBA Finals: Heat hold off Thunder 91-85 to take series lead (Photo Essay) After stealing away game 2 from Oklahoma City on their home court, LeBron James leads the way for Miami in game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead. NBA Going 23 and Under for Olympics? A proposal by the NBA could deliver major changes to the makeup of Olympic Men's basketball across the globe. 2012 NBA Finals: Oklahoma City Thunder at Miami Heat Game 3 – Fan's Preview The Miami Heat stole home-court advantage from the Oklahoma City Thunder with a wire-to-wire, 100-96, victory in Game 2 of the 2012 NBA Finals. Shane Battier hit the first of his game-high five three-pointers 49 seconds into the contest to give Miami a 3-0 lead. The Heat never looked back. Six minutes later, the lead had ballooned to 18-2 and remained in double digits for practically the entire ...
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