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Thunder Vs. Heat, NBA Finals 2012: Through Two Games, Oklahoma City And Miami Have Delivered The Goods

After blowing a double-digit lead in Game 1 of the 2012 NBA Finals, the Miami Heat righted the ship in Game 2, jumping out to an early 18-2 lead and this time fought off another furious Oklahoma City rally to even the championship series as one game apiece as the two teams head to South Beach for Game 3.

So far fans have been treated to two ultra-competitive games, with stars LeBron James and Kevin Durant delivering performances worthy of their reputations, and there is no reason to think the next five games won't be just as good. Sure, fans shouldn't get ahead of themselves, but as Andrew Sharp of SB Nation notes, it sure looks like folks are in for a classic NBA Finals:

The point is this: What we saw in the second half of Game 2 was the best teams in the league at their absolute best, and the last few minutes were every bit as insane and beautiful as you'd expect given the ingredients. Now the series is tied going to Miami, and we have absolutely no idea what happens from here. This is the NBA Finals we dream about, and there's a good chance it all gets better over the next week.

Game 3 is scheduled for a 9:07 p.m. EST tip-off on Sunday night. Fans can only hope the superb play continues.

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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