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2012 NBA Finals, Thunder Vs. Heat Game 4: OKC Trails 79-75 After 3 Quarters

The Thunder have one quarter left to avoid a deficit that has never been overcome in the NBA Finals.

After three quarters in Miami, the Heat lead 79-75. The Thunder are looking to avoid a 1-3 series hole, out of which no Finals team has ever climbed and won the championship.

OKC led by three at halftime, but the Heat opened the third quarter on an 18-11 run to take a 64-60 lead. The teams went nearly an entire quarter's worth of time before a team led by more than three. LeBron James scored eight straight Miami points to give the Heat their biggest lead at 79-72 before a Russell Westbrook jumper and Kevin Durant free throw in the final seconds of the period.

Westbrook still leads OKC in scoring, with 26 points on 13-for-23 shooting. Durant has 22 points on 7-for-16 shooting. LeBron James has 20 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds to lead Miami, while Dwyane Wade also has 20 points

For more on this 2012 NBA Finals, be sure to read our StoryStream here. Check outWelcome To Loud City for more on the Thunder and Peninsula Is Mightier for more on the Heat.