The Miami Heat needed everything they could get out of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in Game 3 of the NBA Finals Sunday night. They got that and more as Wade and James combined for 54 points, 21 rebounds, and 10 assists and the team held off a late rally from the Thunder and took at 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals
The Miami Heat head back home Friday after a gritty performance in Game 2 saw the team even the series at one game apiece. It was another solid game from NBA MVP LeBron James and another great game from the unlikeliest of heroes, Shane Battier.
When the Miami Heat walk onto the court in Oklahoma City to battle the Thunder in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, the term must-win should be on the mind of each and every member of the Heat.
The Miami Heat looked great for three quarters of Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The fourth quarter swung the game for the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Heat now have to figure out how to slow down the Thunder heading into Game 2.
Kevin Durant keeps insisting these NBA Finals are Thunder against Heat, not him against LeBron James. So far, his side is winning both matchups.
The headlines leading into the NBA Finals have been about the matchup of the two best players in the game, Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and Miami’s LeBron James.
The Miami Heat will be pilgrims in an unholy land when they enter the arena in Oklahoma City Tuesday night and will also find themselves in the unusual position of being the underdogs in the NBA Finals.
Wednesday night was slated to be a battle of NBA Most Valuable Player candidates at the AmericanAirlines Arena as Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder battled LeBron James and the Miami Heat.
LeBron James had 34 points and 10 assists, Dwyane Wade scored 19 points and the Miami Heat avenged a loss at Oklahoma City last week, rallying to beat the Thunder 98-93 on Wednesday night for their 17th straight home victory.
With his All-Star point guard on the bench with three early fouls, two-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant took it upon himself to keep the Oklahoma City Thunder rolling right through the Miami Heat, 103-87.