If you’re pulling for the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the 2012 NBA Finals, you have to like the start defensively. The Thunder have only four early points, and while some of their shots have been decent looks, they’re being shot by the wrong players at the wrong time.
One reason: the Heat have gone back to switching off-ball screens. The strategy failed in Game 1, so they scrapped it for Game 2. Now, they’re back to doing it again, and the Thunder haven’t made them pay. Even with Chris Bosh switched onto Kevin Durant, the Thunder couldn’t score.
I’m a bit skeptical this will work for the rest of the game, but it is definitely working thus far.