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On 06/16/2012 01:16 PM in NBA


Lebron James scored 32 points and Dwayne Wade added 24 as the Miami Heat held off the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-96 evening the NBA Finals at 1 game apiece. James shot 10/22 (46%) from the floor and converted all 12 of his free throw attempts while collecting 8 rebounds and handing out 5 assists. Wade made 10/20 (50%) overall, pulled down 6 rebounds and spread out 5 asissts. Shane Battier contributed 17 points for the second straight game hitting on 6/8 (75%) overall including 5/7 (71%) from beyond the arc. Chris Bosh turned in a monster effort making his first start of the series netting 16 points and grabbing a team high 15 rebounds on 6/13 (46%). Miami shot 47% from the field overall including 6/14 (43%) from 3 point range. They also were clutch at the foul line sinking 22/25 (88%) and outrebounded OKC 40-36. They committed just as many turnovers as recorded assists with 13 but held the lead from wire to wire. Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 32 points on 12/22 (55%) from the floor despite battling foul trouble throughout. Rssell Westbook added 27 on 10/26 (39%) while collecting 8 rebounds and dishing out 7 assists. James Harden contributed 21 off the bench on 7/11 (64%) from the floor. OKC shot just 43% overall including a dismal 9/26 (34%) from 3 point range. They sunk 19/26 (73%) from the free throw line and recorded only 14 assists against 10 turnovers. It took the Thunder nearly 9:00 to score their first points and Miami raced to a 25-8 lead with 2:30 remaining in the first quarter. Miami played tough man to man trap and guarded the perimeter extremely well while executing behind James and Wade en route to an 11 point halftime lead. Durant nailed a 3-pointer and drove into the lane to throw down a dunk over Battier that cut it to 82-74 with 8:22 remaining. His 3-pointer from the wing trimmed it to 90-86, and the Thunder got it all the way to 94-91 when Westbrook dunked Durant's miss with 1:48 to go. James answered by banking in a jumper for his first basket of the final period, as the Big Three combined for all but one of Miami's seven field goals in the fourth quarter. James answered with a 12 foot turnaround jumper off the glass and after a stop Dwyane Wade spun into the lane and found Bosh for a dunk that seemed to have the Heat safe at 98-91 inside the final minute. However a 3-pointer by Durant cut it to 98-96 with 37 seconds left after a Westbrook jumper. After James missed a 3-pointer, the Thunder got the ball into Durant, who appeared to be knocked off balance by James as he missed the baseline shot attempt. No call was made and James stepped up late and made 2 clinching free throws with :07 remaining. Game 3 is tomorrow night capping off 3 consecutive home games at the American Airlines Arena.

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