NBA Finals: Thunder rally past Heat to take series opener, 105-94
POSTED: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 11:56pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 11:57pm
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma — NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant scored 36 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder past the Miami Heat in game one of the NBA Finals, 105-94.
Durant scored 17 of his 36 points in the forth quarter to help the Thunder rally from a 13 point deficit.
Durant’s teammate Russell Westbrook added 27 points, 11 assists and 8 rebounds in the series opening win.
LeBron James scored 30 points to go with 9 rebounds and Dwyane Wade added 19 points for the Heat in a losing effort.
The win gives the Thunder a 1-0 series lead over the Heat.
Game two is set for Thursday at 8 p.m. CDT.
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