Miami Heat now sealed half of their assignment to win this year’s NBA Finals as they won the Game 3 against Oklahoma City Thunder in American Airlines Arena in Miami. LeBron James led again the Heat to win this game 91-85 and gaining the series lead 2-1.
It may not be a great night for the Heat main man James but it was also an unlucky night for Kevin Durant. Durant suffered foul troubles in the 3rd which led him to the bench. That instance was used by the Heat to get back on the game after trailing to a double digit lead by the Thunder. Durant scored 25 points in the game with 6 rebounds and 0 assist. Meanwhile, James had 29 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists, followed by Wade with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists and Chris Bosch with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
It was not a good night for Heat’s shooting but they’ve filled it up through their defensive stops and rebounds. Free throw shooting also favored the Heat as they shot 31 of their 35 compared to Oklahoma’s 15 out of 24 free throws. Russel Westbrook also wasn’t a big help for the Thunder in this game contributing only 19 points.
Game 4 will be on Tuesday, June 19 (Wednesday morning in Manila) again in Miami.
- Heat grab 2-1 series lead (lfpress.com)