Durant, Thunder overcome poor shooting night to beat Heat

Kevin Durant was better than LeBron James on Wednesday, scoring 29 to James' 19.

Kevin Durant scored 29 points, Russell Westbrook scored 18, and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a 40% shooting night from the floor to beat the Miami Heat 96-85. The Heat were even worse, shooting 36 percent, and were run over by Durant, the NBA’s leading scorer at 28.1 points per game (PPG). Serge Ibaka once again led the defense for the Thunder, who have now won 5 straight games. Miami was coming into the game on a 3-game win streak, but that was easily broken. The Heat are 46-22, three games behind of the Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics, and will likely end the regular season as the #3 team in the Eastern Conference. The Thunder are in 4th place in the Western Conference, 3 1/2 games ahead of the Denver Nuggets. Dwyane Wade and LeBron James combined for 40 points, and Chris Bosh scored 21 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, continuing his recent good form.

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2 Responses to Durant, Thunder overcome poor shooting night to beat Heat

  1. Brad says:

    This game showed exactly why Heat are in trouble come the second/third round of the playoffs. The Thunder’s big men dominated the paint, and if the Heat have to play Boston (big men with talent, tenacity), Chicago (Noah will dominate Bosh) or Orlando (Howard would crush them down low) they are in trouble. The Magic are the only one of the three I could see the Heat beating in a seven game series.

    • I think that’s a little too generous. I wouldn’t be surprised if Miami loses in the first round! I don’t think they have any chance against those teams unless they shape up soon.

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