After letting the Miami Heat get off to a 22-4 start, the Oklahoma City Thunder, led by Kevin Durant’s 33 points, took over the game and rolled past the Heat 112-95 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida Wednesday night.
Durant, who grabbed seven rebounds, dished out five assists and had two steals, shot 12-of-23 from the field, four-of-nine from beyond the arc and scored over 30 points for the 12th consecutive game.
LeBron James led the Heat with 34 points on 12-of-20 shooting.
Kendrick Perkins continues to present a matchup the Heat can exploit and once he exited the game, it was all Thunder. They outscored the Heat 108-73 the rest of the game. The Thunder bench played a huge role – Jeremy Lamb had 18 points, four assists and three rebounds while Derek Fisher had 15 points on a perfect five-of-five shooting from beyond the arc.
The Thunder hit 16 of their 27 three-pointers and the Heat shot just three-of-19 from beyond the arc.
Serge Ibaka had 22 points and eight rebounds.
Chris Bosh scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Heat.
The Thunder are now 37-10 and the Heat are 32-13.