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Like Clockwork, Thunder Play Better With A Small Lineup

It took over half of the third quarter for Scott Brooks to realize that he can’t play with both of his starting big men against the Heat’s small lineup. Finally, he took Serge Ibaka out to rest, putting in James Harden and playing Kevin Durant at power forward. The Thunder have scored four straight points, including an uncontested layup for Russell Westbrook.

Is it really so hard for Brooks to match the Heat’s small lineup?