Miami, FL (Sports Network) - The Miami Heat again managed to hold off the
relentlessly persistent Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, eventually escaping
with a 91-85 win in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh combined to score the last 15 points
for Miami, which overcame a 10-point third-quarter deficit and secured a 2-1
lead in the best-of-seven series.
The Heat outscored the Thunder 31-15 from the free throw line and relied on
that production when their offense stalled in the third. They managed just
four field goals in the quarter, but went 13-for-14 from the charity stripe
and battled back while Kevin Durant sat on the bench with four fouls.
James finished with 29 points and 14 rebounds, Wade scored 25 and Bosh had 10
and 11 rebounds. As a team, Miami shot just 37.8 percent from the field.
Durant, who was off on a potential tying baseline runner in the closing
seconds of Game 2, had 25 points to pace Oklahoma City. Russell Westbrook
scored 19 and pulled his team within one in the closing minutes, but later
missed a potential game-tying three-pointer.
The Sports Network