NBA Playoff Schedule 2012: What Game 3 Losers Must Do to Rebound

May 19th, 2012 by Patrick Clarke Leave a reply »
Despite the overwhelming media and fan reaction to the Miami Heat's Game 3 loss to the Indiana Pacers, LeBron James and company are just one win away from reclaiming home court advantage in their Eastern Conference semifinal series, and placing all of the pressure to win Game 5 on Indiana.

At the same time, it won't be a walk in the park for the East juggernaut, as Miami must improve in several key areas in order to overcome a confident and clicking Pacers squad. The same goes for the Western Conference's No. 2-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder, though, as they find themselves in a battle with a Hollywood dynasty, led by Kobe Bryant who refuses to fade.

Here we take a closer look at what each Game 3 loser must do to get back into their conference semifinal series this weekend. 


Oklahoma City Thunder ( Oklahoma City leads  Los Angeles Lakers 2-1)

There is no need for the Oklahoma City Thunder to panic after suffering just their first loss of this postseason. After all, they fought off a poor first quarter and led by one point heading into the final period of Game 3 in LA.

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