Oklahoma City 103, Miami 87

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, March 25, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #24 Mike Callahan, #7 Kevin Fehr, #35 Kane Fitzgerald
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Miami 24 25 20 18 87
Oklahoma City 25 35 20 23 103

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 35-12 20-2 15-10 L1
Oklahoma City 37-12 22-4 15-8 W3

Recap


THUNDER 103, HEAT 87
: Kevin Durant collected 28 points, nine rebounds and eight assists as Oklahoma City made a statement in earning its third straight win.

Serge Ibaka chipped in 19 points and 10 boards and James Harden added 19 points for the Thunder, who looked convincing in building up a big lead and then holding off the Heat in a possible NBA Finals preview. Visiting Miami had its four-game winning streak come to an end.

Oklahoma City had the lead up to 91-75 after Russell Westbrook’s 3-pointer with 8:45 left when the Heat went on one last run. Chris Bosh hit a jumper and LeBron James stole the ball on the ensuing possession, finding Shane Battier for a 3-pointer.

Another turnover was followed by another 3-pointer from Battier, chopping it down to 91-83.

The Thunder held off the charge and went back to the inside, getting back-to-back dunks from Kendrick Perkins to push it to double digits with 4:01 to play. Durant’s 3-pointer 41 seconds later put it away.

Oklahoma City took control in the second quarter, getting 14 points from Harden and 11 from Durant to take a 60-49 lead into the break.

The Heat, who had held their previous four opponents to an average of 82.8 points, allowed the Thunder to go off at 67 percent from the floor in the first half.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: Dwyane Wade scored 22 points to lead Miami. … The Heat committed 21 turnovers, with James, Wade and Bosh accounting for 15. … Perkins, who set a season-high with 12 points on Friday, topped that mark with 16 on Sunday.

Top Game Performances

Miami   Oklahoma City
Dwyane Wade 22 Scoring Kevin Durant 28
LeBron James 7 Assists Kevin Durant 8
Udonis Haslem 9 Rebounds Serge Ibaka 10
Dwyane Wade 7 Free Throws Made James Harden 6
Chris Bosh 3 Steals Thabo Sefolosha 3
Joel Anthony 3 Blocks Kevin Durant 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Miami 87 46.5 7-22 14-14 17 31 7 9 21
Oklahoma City 103 52.7 6-11 19-23 26 36 3 13 16

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against Portland. The Thunder have a W/L % of .703 after a win and .917 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Indiana . The Heat have a W/L % of .771 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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