Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Heat Take Finals Rematch

Heat forward LeBron James drives on Thunder center Serge Ibaka
The Miami Heat looked like they had this game under control early, taking a 15-1 lead. Once Oklahoma City fully caught up, however, it was close the whole way through. Kevin Durant led all scorers with 33 points in the 103-97 loss for Oklahoma City. Miami was led by LeBron James with 29 points, 8 rebounds, and 9 assists. Dwyane Wade had 21 points. Mario Chalmers had an impressive game as well, chipping in 20 points for the Heat. Serge Ibaka was called for a technical foul at the beginning of the fourth quarter after Russell Westbrook took exception to a hard foul by Miami's Shane Battier that was not ruled a flagrant. Westbrook also picked up a technical late in the game when he slapped the press table after he thought he was fouled hoisting a final second shot to try and tie the game.