OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – June 14: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat shoots the ball over Thabo Sefolosha #2 of the Oklahoma City Thunder late in the fourth quarter in Game Two of the 2012 NBA Finals. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP
MANILA, Philippines – LeBron James scores 4 crucial points in the clutch of Game 2, 100-96. Miami Heat ties the series vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 1-1.
Westbrook cuts Miami’s lead to 3 on a huge dunk, 94-91, with 1:47 left to play but LeBron hit a tough bank shot to extend the lead to 5, 96-91.
Chris Bosh then scores on a dunk with a pass from Dwyane Wade to further extend Miami’s lead to 7 but Durant gave the Heat a scare scoring 5 consecutive points to pull the Thunder within two.
LeBron James, after missing a questionable 3-point attempt, redeems himself and salvages the Heat by hitting 2 freethrows to seal the game.
Heat led the game at the half 55-43 limiting Kevin Durant to only 6 point in the first 24 minutes of play. Heat’s Big 3 played well with LeBron and Wade scoring 14 and 13 points respectively. Forward Chris Bosh had a doube-double at the half, 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Durant came alive in the 2nd half scoring 10 points in 3rd quarter but got into early foul trouble in the 4th getting whistled for his 5th personal foul with over 10 minutes left to play. He finished the game with 32 points.
Westbrook ties his game one production with 27 points to go along with 8 rebounds and 7 assists.
Heat’s Shane Battier continues his strong support play finishing with 17points on 5 out of 7 shooting from rainbow country.
Thunder’s James Harden who struggled in game 1 finishing with only 5 points was the lone bright spot for Oklahoma at half time scoring 17 points.
Outside of the Thunder’s trio of Durant, Westbrook, and Harden, no one in Oklahoma’s roster provided a significant contribution on offense.