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NBA Game Summary - Oklahoma City at Miami



(Tuesday, November 17th)

Final Score: Oklahoma City 100, Miami 87

Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Kevin Durant poured in 32 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out five assists, as the Oklahoma City Thunder handled the Miami Heat, 100-87, at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Russell Westbrook added 24 points and seven assists for the Thunder, who have won three of their past four games. Jeff Green tallied 13 points while Nenad Krstic ended with 10 points and eight rebounds for Oklahoma City, which made 21-of-22 shots from the foul line.

"I thought our guys played well from the start. You're going to make runs and they're going to make runs and we kept our composure," said Thunder head coach Scott Brooks.

Dwyane Wade led the Heat with 22 points, seven assists and six rebounds. Jermaine O'Neal ended with 19 points and 10 rebounds while Daequan Cook chipped in 17 points off the bench for Miami, which suffered just its second loss of the season in nine games.

"They're a very athletic team, a young team that has improved on both ends of the floor. They are a lot more aggressive on the defensive end; getting a lot of stops," said Cook.

Down 16-11, the Thunder closed out the first quarter with a 14-6 run. Durant highlighted the burst with 10 points, including four free throws.

Oklahoma City tallied the first six points of the second stanza to build a 31-17 margin. However, the Heat used a 9-2 spurt later in the period to cut into their deficit. A Wade dunk and pair of free throws cut the gap to 39-35 with 3:45 left until half.

A pair of Wade free throws and a Michael Beasley layup at the end of the frame had Miami trailing by just three, 45-42.

Ahead 57-50 midway through the third, the Thunder went on an 8-0 run. A Krstic jumper made it 65-50 with over three minutes remaining. Oklahoma City led 74-59 heading to the fourth.

A Udonis Haslem free throw and two O'Neal foul shots cut the deficit to 93-85 with 2:17 to play. But that was as close as the Heat got.

Game Notes

Thunder guard Shaun Livingston underwent a successful minor arthroscopic procedure Tuesday to resolve swelling in his left knee. It is estimated that Livingston will be out 3-4 weeks...The Heat closed out a five-game homestand with a 3-2 mark. Miami won both meetings with Oklahoma City last season. The Heat had won three straight, 11 of 16 and 13 of the previous 19 meetings with the Seattle/Oklahoma City franchise...The Thunder travel to Orlando on Wednesday, while the Heat head to Atlanta to take on the Hawks.

11/18 00:37:38 ET


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