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Heat Vs. Thunder, 2012 NBA Finals Game 2: Miami Starts Fast Again, Takes Double-Digit Lead After 1st Quarter

As they did in the first game of the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat quickly jumped all over the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first quarter of Game 2. Miami held OKC to just two points for the first seven minutes of the game, building an 18-2 lead. Dwyane Wade set the tone early, clearly looking to make a statement after his subpar Game 1. He attacked the rim, penetrating and getting to the bucket. Erik Spoelstra made a concerted effort to get him the ball at the top of the key, letting him create. Wade took advantage with a couple big dunks in to start his night. He finished the quarter with seven points. LeBron James added eight points.

With the Thunder offense struggling, Sixth Man of the Year James Harden came off the bench and scored 10 points in just five minutes. But the Heat drew two early fouls on both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook -- forcing head coach Scott Brooks to likely reduce their first half minutes.

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