NBA Finals: Thunder's fourth-quarter comeback comes up short
at Miami for Game 3 at 7 p.m. Sunday
The Oklahoma City Thunder made a strong push in the fourth quarter but to no avail, losing to the Miami Heat, 100-94, to even the series at 1-apiece.
How the Thunder lost: The Thunder again started very slow, going down 18-2 with less than five minutes left in the first quarter. The Heat led by 12 at half and 11 after three quarters. The Thunder made another great fourth-quarter push, taking the lead down to two. But it was a case of too-little-too-late for Oklahoma City.
Key stat: Seven. The Thunder missed seven free throws, enough to make a difference in a four-point loss.
Key performer: Forward Kevin Durant. Despite being in foul trouble the entire game, Durant still managed to lead the Thunder with 32 points and started the fourth quarter 7-for-7 from the field to make it a game late.
Key opponent: Heat forward LeBron James scored 32 points, including 18 in the second half.
What it means: The Thunder will head to Miami with the series tied 1-1. They will need to take at least one in the three games in South Beach to bring the game back to OKC in this series.