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Thunder past Heat in Game 1 of NBA Finals

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Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder reacts in the second half while taking on the Miami Heat in Game One of the 2012 NBA Finals.

 

AP reports: OKLAHOMA CITY - Kevin Durant scored 17 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter, Russell Westbrook added 27 points and 11 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat the Miami Heat 105-94 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

 LeBron James, still chasing his first NBA title in his third MVP season, shined through three quarters and blew past Durant head-to-head several times before the Thunder switched their defense.

 

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