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Heat Vs. Thunder, 2012 NBA Finals Game 1: Miami Starts Hot, Leads 29-22 After 1st Quarter

The Miami Heat came ready to play in Game 1 of the 2012 Finals, shooting the lights out over the first 12 minutes to lead build a double-digit lead in the first quarter. The Thunder finished on a bit of a run to close the half down 29-22. The Heat were five of six from behind the arc, with Shane Battier and Mario Chalmers doing the damage. Battier opened the game a perfect three-for-three for a quick nine points, before being removed for Mike Miller midway through the quarter. Chalmer added the other two three-pointers

As a team, the Heat are shooting 52.4 percent from the floor. LeBron James was the one player who started colder, going one for five from the floor and adding only four points. But his teammates were there to pick him up and maintain the comfortable lead throughout the first quarter.

Oklahoma City came out tight on the offensive end, committing several silly turnovers. Kevin Durant was the one OKC player who got into rhythm on the offensive end, scoring their first eight points of the slow start. Durant finished with 11.

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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