OKLAHOMA CITY --
"We definitely talked about it," Brooks said. "We have to come out better, better defensive balance, better offensive execution. It's tough to come back when you're down [big]."
Well, the Thunder did it again in Game 2, falling behind by as many as 17 points and trailing at halftime by 12. They were sloppy and undisciplined early, shooting 25 percent from the floor in the first quarter. They rallied again in the fourth quarter and came within two points but never overtook Miami, as Kevin Durant missed a potential game-tying shot with about nine seconds left. The Thunder have done a remarkable job digging themselves out of holes, but against a team with the firepower of Miami, it just can't get away with it all series.