This is Casey Mitchell guest blogging for ST today. With the first day of the US Open in the books, Tiger Woods is sitting at 1-under and second place on the leader board. For the first time since 2002, Tiger shot under-par in the first round of a US Open. Trailing only Michael Thompson at 4-under, Woods has set himself up nicely for the rest of the Open.
The Game One victory for the Thunder was once again overshadowed by the Heats loss and Lebron's "inability" to play in the fourth quarter. I have news for you, although James didn't have the game he wanted, he still dropped a 30 spot for the fourth game in a row. He needed some support from somebody other than Shane Battier, and Chris Bosh needs to quit settling for 20 foot jump shots. But in Game Two, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh came back with a combined 40 points added on to Lebron's 32. After having double digit leads multiple times, Kevin Durant just continues to prove that he is a true All-Star and a MVP caliber player. The athleticism of Oklahoma City compared to everyone else in the league is just ridiculous. Just when you start to key in on KD, here comes Russell Westbrook and James Harden. The Heat big three and the Thunder big three gets the job done in completely different ways. Miami ended up squeaking their way to a Game Two victory to even up the series. The action now moves to South Beach for the next three games. That is the problem I have with the 2-3-2 format. If the first two games are split, then the other team all of a sudden has the home court advantage but that is just my opinion on it. Game Three is set for Sunday night in Miami, and I couldn't be more excited.