In a new segment with Tara Petrolino of CineSport, I break down how and why Scott Brooks has been out-coached by Erik Spoelstra and, if it's too late for the Thunder to make another run in the Finals. Brooks has gone with his small-ball lineup for much of the series, including 35 total minutes in a pivotal Game 4 defeat.
We also consider the recent woes of James Harden and why the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year hasn't been the same player in four games against the Heat. If Harden once again struggles in Game 5, OKC's season will be finished.
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