Thunder show they're tough enough

Despite loss to Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder show they can put up a fight

Originally Published: March 17, 2012
By Michael Wallace | ESPN.com

MIAMI -- Perhaps Russell Westbrook didn't intentionally try to send a message when he yanked LeBron James out of the air to prevent a breakaway dunk midway through Wednesday's game against the Miami Heat.

Instead, it was more about the Oklahoma City guard's state of mind. At that instant, Westbrook was thinking late June despite the calendar showing early April.

The next time the teams meet could be in Game 1 of the NBA Finals in two months. So despite the Thunder's 98-93 loss ...

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