The Miami Heat jumped out to a big lead (18-2) in the first quarter and then held off a furious Oklahoma City rally to beat the Thunder 100-96 and tie the NBA Finals at 1-1 heading to south Florida. The Thunder got back to within two points and had a chance to tie the game in the closing seconds but a shot by Kevin Durant bounced off the rim. Durant thought he'd been fouled by LeBron James but no whistles blew. The stars for both teams shined bright. James and Durant led all scorers with 32 points. James also had eight rebounds and five assists. 12 of his points came at the free throw line, including the last two of the game. Durant took only six foul shots, about half his normal number. Dwyane Wade added 24 points on 10-for-20 shooting. He also pulled down six rebounds and handed out five assists. Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook got off to a terrible start (1-for-8) but finished strong (18 second-half points) to end the game with 27. He also had eight rebounds and seven assists. James Harden bounced back from a bad first game to score 21 points on 7-for-11 shooting. The Heat got a big long-range night from Shane Battier who nailed five 3-pointers and ended with 17 points. Chris Bosh added 16 while grabbing 15 rebounds, seven of those on the offensive end.
Video Highlights 14/06/2012: Oklahoma City Thunder - Miami Heat (Game 2 - NBA The Finals)
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