2012 NBA Finals, Thunder Vs. Heat Game 5: LeBron James Leads Miami To 59-49 Halftime Lead

The Thunder have played their worst half of the 2012 NBA Finals, by far.

However, they're down by just 10, trailing the Heat 59-49 at halftime in Miami.

The biggest problem for OKC has been the defense. The Heat are shooting 55 percent from the floor, including 7-for-13 from three-point range. On the other side, the Thunder are making just 36.6 percent of their shots.

A three-pointer from Derek Fisher with 10:48 left in the quarter cut the deficit to 34-32, but the Heat answered with a 19-4 run to take a 53-36 lead. Mike Miller, who was 0-for-3 from three-point range in the first four games of the series, went 4-for-4 from long range before picking up his fourth foul and limping off while he deals with a back injury.

But OKC finished on a 13-6 run to stay within striking distance. Kevin Durant leads the Thunder with 14 points on 6-for-14 shooting. He made just two of six shots in the second quarter. Russell Westbrook has 13 points on 2-for-9 shooting, while going 9-for-9 from the free-throw line. James Harden has eight points, with six of them coming on free throws.

One half away from shedding the dissenters, LeBron James has 15 points on 6-for-9 shooting, along with five rebounds and five assists. Nearly all of his buckets have come by driving to the hoop. Chris Bosh has 10 points and four rebounds, while Dwyane Wade has nine points.

The Thunder have 24 minutes to try to head back to OKC with another game to play.

For more on the 2012 NBA Finals, check out SB Nation's NBA page. For Thunder news, go toWelcome To Loud City, and for Miami Heat coverage, check out Peninsula Is Mightier.

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