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The jokes about the Thunder’s early record making them on par with playoff contenders like the Heat are fading. Oklahoma City came in a spunky 2-3, as did Miami, but the latter put on a clinic of boys-from-the-men separation marked most by the man Bam Adebayo’s dominant night (a ho hum 9/10 performance from Mr. Adebayo). The veterans for OKC underwhelmed (5 combined points for George Hill and Al Horford), which will be a recipe for a routine loss this season even when the young players (46 combined points on highly efficient shooting from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Darius Bazley, and Lu Dort) show out. The Thunder bench was as impotent per usual, which converted what may have been a scrappy loss into a blowout as the Heat lead only expanded after first ballooning in a three-flurrious 37-24 second quarter.