Final, Heat 100-96: Kevin Durant missed a chance to tie the game in the final 10 seconds and LeBron James sank two free throws with 7.1 left to seal the Heat win. The Heat led 98-91 with 53.8 left before Kevin Durant responded with consecutive 3-pointers and a James miss gave the Thunder one last chance to tie. But Durant missed the runner and did not get a foul call.
End of third quarter, Heat 78-67: The Thunder could not cut into the Heat’s lead as LeBron James carried Miami with 12 points in the quarter. Meanwhile, Russell Westbrook continued chucking shots, missing 12 of his 18 attempts. Kevin Durant has 16 points but has attempted just 13 shots as he has been plagued by foul trouble. Dwyane Wade has 17 points.
Halftime, Heat 55-43: The Thunder once again have created a difficult situation with their slow start. Take away James Harden, and the Thunder are 9-for-32 shooting with a combined 15 points on 5-for-19 shooting. LeBron James led Miami with 14 points while Dwyane Wade enjoyed his most productive first half in weeks with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
End of first quarter, Heat 27-15: The Thunder are lucky to be trailing by just 12 after shooting just 25 percent in the first quarter while Kevin Durant played just six minutes after picking up two fouls. The Heat cooled off after a blazing start but received 7 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists from Dwyane Wade. LeBron James has 8 points while Shane Battier has 6.
First quarter, 6:36, Heat 13-2: The Thunder are off to another painfully slow start, missing 10 of 11 shots. The Heat, meanwhile, are playing with motivation, especially Dwyane Wade, who has 4 rebounds, 2 rebounds and 2 assists.