(MIAMI) — Miami Heat forward LeBron James scored 29 points and added 14 boards as the Heat zapped the Oklahoma City Thunder 91-85, giving them a 2-1 series lead in the NBA Finals.
The Heat were down by 10 with 4:33 left in the third quarter but rallied and took the lead to finish the quarter. From that point on, the game was close, but the Heat made a few more plays then the Thunder to win.
“We always feel we want to grind out games,” James said. “No matter how well we may be shooting the ball from outside, and no matter how many layups or dunks or fast breaks we get. We always feel it’s going to be a grind out game. Especially because we’re playing against a great opponent.”
For the second straight game Thunder forward Kevin Durant was in foul trouble. This time he picked up his fourth with 5:31 left in the third quarter. He didn’t play for the rest of the quarter and by the time he came back in the game the Thunder were down.
“I’m just trying to play aggressive on both ends,” Durant said. “Unfortunately I’m getting some fouls called on me but I got to play through it. Two games in a row so I just need to play smarter next game. Hopefully I don’t get any fouls called.”
Game 4 is Tuesday night in Miami. Tip-off is scheduled at approximately 9 PM ET.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News