Scott Brooks Relies On His Bench Too Much

With just over five minutes left in the third quarter, Scott Brooks took Russell Westbrook out for a rest. The Thunder were up by six points. Kevin Durant had previously been forced to the bench with his fourth foul, so Brooks elected to play without his team's two brightest stars.

Since then, the Heat have outscored the Thunder by eight points to take a two-point lead after three quarters.

I realize the Thunder have often played bench-heavy units quarterbacked by James Harden in key spots this year, but this is Game 3 of the NBA Finals. You have to roll with your best guys as often as possible.

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