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Heat Vs. Thunder, 2012 NBA Finals Game 1: Miami Maintains Double-Digit Lead After 3 Quarters

The Miami Heat maintained their double-digit lead through the third quarter, taking a 78-67 advantage into the final 12 minutes of Game 2. Shane Battier continues his clutch play, hitting a couple more three-pointers and sinking a nice runner in the lane to keep Miami ahead and respond to several OKC runs. Battier has 14 points and is four of six from behind the arc, playing his best basketball of the season over the past two games.

Along with Battier, the Heat went to LeBron James consistently in the third and the MVP got to the free-throw line. He's a perfect eight for eight from the charity stripe and has a game-high 26 points. Dwyane Wade has added 17 points. Miami will need to hold off Kevin Durant, who picked up his fourth foul in the third, to hang on and even the series.

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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