Oklahoma City 96, Miami 85

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Officials - #39 Kevin Fehr, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #57 Greg Willard
Attendance - 20083

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Oklahoma City 24 22 21 29 96
Miami 18 27 17 23 85

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oklahoma City 44-23 23-9 21-14 W5
Miami 46-22 25-10 21-12 L1

Recap


Kevin Durant scored 29 points and the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder shut down the Miami Heat’s three All-Stars in the second half en route to a 96-85 victory Wednesday night.
 
Durant shot 12 of 21 from the floor and added seven rebounds and six assists in picking up his first win against LeBron James following seven losses.
 
Russell Westbrook scored 18 points and Serge Ibaka added 12 rebounds – six offensive - for the Thunder, who held a 17-9 advantage in offensive rebounds to win their fifth straight and split the two-game season series with Miami.
 
Chris Bosh had 21 points and 11 rebounds and Dwyane Wade added 21 points as the Heat had their three-game winning streak snapped. Bosh, Wade and James combined for 61 points on 21-of-59 shooting. They scored 38 points in the first half but shot just 4 of 24 in the second half.
 
Durant scored eight points in the third quarter, including a step-back jumper over James in the final seconds of the frame, to extend a one-point halftime edge to 67-62 entering the fourth.
 
James, Wade and Bosh combined to shoot 2 of 12 in the third period and missed their first five shots of the fourth, as the Thunder used an early 11-2 run to open a 78-66 bulge with 7:30 to play.

Top Game Performances

Oklahoma City   Miami
Kevin Durant 29 Scoring Chris Bosh 21
Kevin Durant 6 Assists Mario Chalmers 3
Serge Ibaka 12 Rebounds Chris Bosh 11
Russell Westbrook 7 Free Throws Made Chris Bosh 9
Serge Ibaka 2 Steals Joel Anthony 1
Serge Ibaka 3 Blocks Joel Anthony 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oklahoma City 96 39.8 9-20 17-22 21 51 4 7 14
Miami 85 38.5 3-17 22-28 14 40 8 5 12

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Heat have a W/L % of .761 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against Charlotte. The Thunder have a W/L % of .581 after a win and .792 after a loss.
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