NBA Playoffs 2012, Heat Vs. Thunder: Big Night From The Big Three Powers Miami

The Big Three took control for the Miami Heat on Sunday night. Together, Chris Bosh, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade led the Heat to a 91-85 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder to take a 2-1 lead in the 2012 NBA Finals.

Peninsula Is Mightier, SB Nation's Heat blog, explains why the Big Three were so important in Sunday night's win:

LeBron James again played at an MVP-level with 29 points and 14 rebounds and was once again very aggressive down the stretch. Dwyane Wade also had a strong game with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists and had several key baskets at the rim instead of settling for too many jumpers. Chris Bosh was not efficient from the field but had several big moments, grabbing 4 offensive rebounds and 11 overall and had a pair of key defensive stops against Kevin Durant in the second half.

Miami has been both prematurely written off and praised throughout the playoffs this year. They still find ways to win, whether through an overall team effort or on the shoulders of certain super stars.

Game 4 is Tuesday night at 9 p.m Eastern. It's the second of three games in Miami, and the Heat need just two more wins for a title.

Stick with this StoryStream for all your news throughout the 2012 NBA Finals. For more on the Heat, visit Peninsula Is Mightier. For the opponent's perspective throughout the series, visit Welcome To Loud City and SB Nation Kansas City. For all your Finals analysis, visit SB Nation's NBA hub.

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