bill-swift - June 15, 2012
The Oklahoma City Thunder were hoping they could maintain their home court dominance and head to South Beach with a two game advantage in the series, but that was not meant to be.
Game 2 seemed to be the Heat's game to lose, almost from the start. Miami got off to a fast start in the first period at one time holding a 25-8 lead. The Thunder were able to close the gap to 27-15 before the first period ended, but couldn't do it in the second. Both teams scored 28 to make the half time score 55-43 in favor of the Heat.
Oklahoma City made a strong push in the second half, but had dug too deep a hole in the first period to climb out of. They had several chances in the final period, but LeBron and company managed to keep the game just out of reach. In the end, Miami won 100-96.
The key to the game could have very well been the return of Chris Bosh to the starting line-up. Bosh had 16 points and 15 rebounds on the night; LeBron James led the way with 32 and Dwyane Wade added another 24.
Game Three will be in South Beach on Sunday at 8 PM ET.