NBA Game Summary - Miami at Oklahoma City
(Sunday, January 18th)
Final Score: Miami 104, Oklahoma City 94
Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) - Dwyane Wade led all scorers with 32 points, as the Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 104-94, at the Ford Center.
Wade added 10 assists and three blocks to pace the Heat, who finished a seven- game road trip with a 4-3 record. Udonis Haslem finished with 11 points and 15 rebounds, while Jamaal Magloire and Mario Chalmers had 13 points apiece. Yakhouba Diawara had 14 points in the win.
"I took it upon myself to come out and make sure we didn't have a let down," said Wade. "I came out aggressive, and after that everyone started chipping in."
The Thunder offense was led Kevin Durant, who tallied 31 points, six rebounds, and five assists. Jeff Green added 22 points and six rebounds for Oklahoma City, which finished a three-game homestand with a 2-1 mark.
"I think overall we played OK. We could have played a lot better," said Durant. "I think the one main thing I'd have to pinpoint is that they played harder than we did."
Trailing for a majority of the game, the Thunder tried to make a fourth quarter run. Oklahoma City went on an 8-2 spurt to start the final frame, topped by a Durant 25-foot three point shot, and cut the score to 86-81. The Heat responded with 9-4 run, which was capped by a Magloire hook shot with 5:41 to go. Miami never looked back from that point.
Wade, who scored 18 points in the first quarter, helped the Heat close out the first frame with a 31-27 advantage. The Heat finished the final minute of the half on a 6-2 run, which was ignited by three-pointers from Wade and Daequan Cook. Wade led all scorers at the break with 21 points, as Miami took a 57-50 lead into the locker room.
Miami headed into the fourth with an 84-73 advantage.
The Heat went 11-of-21 from beyond the arc, while the Thunder went 4-of-13 from three-point range... Miami's Shawn Marion sat out the contest with a strained left groin. The Thunder's Joe Smith didn't play because of a sore left knee... The Heat have now won three straight and seven of their past eight contests against Seattle/Oklahoma City.
01/19 01:12:29 ET