April 4, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) is guarded by Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) in the first period at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE

Heat Hold Off Thunder Rally To Win 98-93

The Miami Heat avoided the regular season sweep by the Oklahoma City Thunder and survived a late rally to win 98-93.

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Thunder Vs. Heat Final Score: Miami Holds On To Win 98-93

The Miami Heat took a late lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder at halftime on Wednesday night after a big rally in the second quarter, but the Thunder rallied late in the game and took the lead at one point in the fourth quarter. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook turned it up a notch in the second half, finishing up the game with 30 and 28 points, respectively.

LeBron James led the Heat for much of the night, leading Miami in scoring with 34 points and 10 assists, picking up a double-double in the 98-93 win. Dwyane Wade was quieter than usual scoring, picking up just 19 points while Mario Chalmers slowed down in the second half finishing with just 13 points.

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Thunder Vs. Heat Score Update: Miami Takes Late 50-49 Lead Into Halftime

The Miami Heat looked as if they were going to suffer another beat down by the Oklahoma City Thunder, as the Thunder at one point had a double-digit lead. Thanks to the play of LeBron James and his 23 points in the first half however, the Heat were able to take the 50-49 lead as the teams headed into halftime. Dwayne Wade also added 12 points while Mario Chalmers picked up 11 points in the first half.

The Thunder took a double-digit lead at one point, but went cold on offense as the Heat caught up. Kevin Durant leads all Thunder players in scoring with 15 points while Russell Westbrook has picked up 12 points and 3 rebounds. Oklahoma City has out rebounded Miami, but they've hit on just 30 percent of their three-point shots in the first half.

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Thunder Vs. Heat Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The Miami Heat are hoping to avoid the regular season sweep against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night as the Heat host the Thunder at home.

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