NBA Finals Game 2 result: Miami Heat wins over Oklahoma City Thunder (100-96)By Angel Cuala on Jun 15, 2012 in Basketball, Sports, United States •
Updated: June 18, 2012 11:40 a.m.
Miami Heat won the 2012 NBA Finals Game 2 (100-96) on Thursday, June 14, 2012, which was held at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, in Oklahoma City, where Game 1 was also held and won by the Oklahoma City Thunder, with the series now tied at 1-1.
LeBron James (left) vs Kevin Durant during the
NBA Finals Game 2 on June 14, 2012
Image Credit: Getty Images
As featured on NBA on Thursday night, Miami Heat dominated the first three quarters, while Oklahoma City Thunder came back in the fourth quarter but was not still enough to win the game, with LeBron James leading the scores making 32 points, followed by Dwyane Wade with 24 points.
For the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kevin Durant, who went on early foul trouble, also scored 32 points and made 12 out of 12 in the free-throw line, and was followed by Russell Westbrook with 27 points, with James Harden finishing off with 21 points.
During the first quarter, OKC Thunder started slow and have been missing most of their attempts, with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook picking up 2 personal fouls each; while Miami Heat‘s Shane Battier, LeBron James, and Chris Bosh scored big, ending the quarter with a 12-point lead, 27-15.
For the second quarter, James Harden and the rest of OKC Thunder tried to catch up and cut the lead to 10, with Battier completing his third 3-pointer, but the Heat was too strong and continues to score, ending the quarter with the same 12-point lead, 55-43.
Apparently, the third quarter showed Thunder struggling to come back cutting the lead to 9 points due to the combined shooting powers of Durant, Westbrook, and Harden, who all suffered from fouls, but still, the Heat were able to maintain their strength and ended the quarter with an 11-point lead, 78-67.
For the fourth and final quarter, Durant kept the Thunder alive and even made a powerful dunk, cutting the lead to 8 at 82-74, and later to 3 points at 94-91 with 1:47 remaining in the game. Durant scored a 3-pointer cutting the lead to 2 at 98-96 in less than 30 seconds of the game.
However, James was fouled and completed 2 points from the free-throw line and the Thunder run out of time, and Miami Heat won the game with the score of 100-96. Game 3 will be held on Sunday, June 17 at the American Airlines Arena, in Miami, Florida.
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