The Miami Heat have tied the NBA Finals with the Oklahoma City Thunder at a game apiece.
Thursday night in Oklahoma City, the Heat got off to a fantastic start by outscoring the Thunder 25-8 during the first quarter.
The Thunder had the better second half, outscoring the Heat 55-43, but in the end it wasn’t enough as the Heat won 100-96 to win game two.
A major difference in game two was LeBron James’ excellent shooting from the free throw line. He seemed to struggle from the charity stripe in the Eastern Conference Final against the Boston Celtics, but was a perfect 12 for 12 on Thursday. James also scored 32 points in 42 minutes of action.
Three other Heat players that are playing at a high level are Dwyane Wade who had 24 points, Shane Battier (17 points, including five three pointers), and former Toronto Raptor Chris Bosh, who had a double double (16 points, 15 rebounds).
This was the first home loss for the Thunder in the playoffs. Game three is Sunday in Miami.