Miami Heat: Did They Expose Oklahoma City’s Weakness?

Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma City Thunder yesterday afternoon in a thrilling contest that came down to the wire.

Now no one will ever mistake Miami for a big, physical team that can assert its will down on the low block. However, the Thunder weren’t able to grab big rebounds in big spots yesterday afternoon and it came back to haunt the Thunder.

It was a big problem last year for Oklahoma City and the Thunder need to do something about it. Nick Collison got muscled out of the way at a key moment in the game yesterday and that simply can’t happen in the playoffs. Oklahoma City needs to be in the market for a big man at the deadline if it wants to make a deeper run into the playoffs.

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook can only do so much. At some point, guys like Nick Collison can’t be playing major roles for your team.

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