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Video: Micro-Movie of Heat-Thunder NBA finals Game 2


NBA.com is doing a fantastic job with these — it’s not jut a highlight package, there are behind-the-scenes video, shots from off-day practices, really interesting stuff.

And it doesn’t take much to make these games interesting. This has been a blisteringly fun series. I can’t wait for Game 3.

NBA finals Game 2 draws biggest ratings since 2004

Miami Heat v Oklahoma City Thunder – Game Two

Through two games, this is shaping up to be an epic NBA finals.

And people are tuning in — for the second straight contest Game 2 drew the largest Game 2 audience since 2004. That is to say, the biggest ratings since the Shaq/Kobe Lakers.

Game 2 drew an overnight rating of 11.8 according to ESPN, which is up 12 percent compared to last year’s Game 2 (Miami vs. Dallas). Through two games the finals overnight ratings average this season is an 11.8, up 11 percent from last year.

Which just goes to show the NBA is a star-driven league — Miami is a midsized market and OKC is small (45th biggest television market in the nation), but the stars are big and drawing in viewers.

Game 2 drew a massive 44.4 rating in Oklahoma City, the biggest rating ever for an NBA game in that city. Miami drew an impressive 30.3.

The way both of these games have had dramatic finishes, Game 3 Sunday night in Miami could see even bigger numbers. If, really when, this series gets to Game 6 and 7 it could be the biggest ratings since the Jordan era.

Video: Coaches, Durant, Wade talk about dramatic Game 2

The Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade speaks afte
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What I enjoy most about Dwyane Wade’s post-game press conferences these playoffs is how the wrap on his finger always matches the color of his shirt. I’m not kidding. Does it every game.

Here is the video of Erik Spoelstra, Scott Brooks, Kevin Durant and Wade talking about Game 2, a 100-96 Miami win that evened the series at 1-1. After the game everyone asked from the Thunder dodged the question about the foul on Durant’s final shot attempt, with Brooks saying he wanted to focus on the first six minutes of the game, not one play at the end.