The Miami Heat took a 2-1 lead in the 2012 NBA Finals with a 91-85 win at home to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
LeBron James had 29 points and 14 rebounds in the win for Miami while Dwyane Wade had 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.
Oklahoma lead by as much as 10 in the second half but with star forward Kevin Durant sitting with foul trouble the Heat were able to get back into the game. Durant had 25 points in the game and Russell Westbrook had 19 but it wasn’t enough for the away side.
After the game Heat coach Erik Spoelstra praised his team’s effort: “It wasn’t pretty all the way through, but here in Miami we like these wins, because they are gritty wins that speak a lot of team character.”
Thunder coach Scott Brooks said: “We fouled too many times. They got to the free throw line 35 times, we got to the free throw line 24 times. We’ve got to do a better job without fouling.”
The two teams meet again in the best-of-seven series in Miami on Tuesday.