If game one was any indication, the 2012 NBA Finals is going to be a highly competitive and fun series to watch for basketball fans everywhere. Even if you're not a fan of the Miami Heat or Oklahoma City Thunder, there are an incredible number of stars involved to grab your attention and enough great basketball being played to keep it. Even after being up by 7 at halftime, the Heat could not put game one away as the Thunder pulled off a home win to open the series 105-94.
The highlights before the series were all about Kevin Durant and LeBron James and that was the case in the first game of the series. The two players combined for 66 points and received the lion's share of attention throughout the game. Durant had 36 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in the winning effort. Russell Westbrook had 27 points and 11 assists for the home team as well.
The Thunder displayed incredible poise down the stretch and didn't panic when down at halftime. While LeBron shot 11 of 24 for his 30 points, the rest of the Heat shot poorly and Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were both particularly ineffective. The Heat already have a thin team as it is, but if the stars don't shine every night, then this could be a short series.
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