OKLAHOMA CITY -- LeBron James finished with 32 points as the Miami Heat held off a spirited Oklahoma City rally in the fourth quarter to win Game 2, 100-96, Thursday at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The series heads to Miami for the next three games tied, 1-1.
Wade had 26 points, six rebounds and four assists for Miami, which was outscored, 29-22, in the fourth quarter.
The Thunder suffered their first home loss in the postseason, falling to 9-1.
The Thunder blamed nerves for a slow start in Game 1 but the culprit was much easier to target in Game 2. Oklahoma City missed a boatload of shots as the Heat breezed to a 55-43 halftime lead.
Neither Westbrook nor Durant found his shot in the first half and the Thunder trailed by as many as 17. Westbrook had nine points on two-for-10 shooting. Durant had six points on three-for-nine shooting. The Thunder shot 34.1% in the half.
Oklahoma City missed 11 of its first 12 shots and Westbrook missed his first six.
How bad was Oklahoma City in the beginning? Miami led, 18-2, until James Harden hit a three-pointer with 4:34 left in the first quarter.