michael-garcia - June 19, 2012
The Miami Heat battled back from a ten point third quarter deficit to win game three against the Oklahoma City Thunder and take a 2-1 series lead.
Heat 91 - Thunder 85
It wasn't pretty, but it doesn't matter. The Heat managed to shoot just 37 percent from the field, but were able to take game three in Miami. LeBron James once again led the way, scoring 29 and grabbing 14 boards, while Dwayne Wade had a really solid performance with 25 points, 7 boards and 7 assists.
Miami again was extremely aggressive in attacking the basket, and the result was getting to the free throw line often. Miami made 31 of their 35 free throws, while the Thunder made only 15 of their 24. It's shocking because OKC was the number one free throw shooting team in the regular season.
Russell Westbrook continues to struggle from the floor. He was just 8 of 18 in game three, after going 10-24 in game one and 10-26 in game two. James Harden really couldn't get it going in game three, missing all four of his three point attempts and finishing with just nine points.
The Thunder really let one slip away and the chance to take back home court advantage.
Game four is tomorrow night in Miami.