LeBron James scored 29 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Miami Heat past the Oklahoma City Thunder, to take a 2-1 series advantage in the NBA Finals at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, 91-85.
LeBron James led all scored in Game Three, with 29 points.
The Thunder led by six points in the third quarter, but star forward Kevin Durant was charged with a rather questionable foul on Dwyane Wade with 5:41 remaining. It was Durant's fourth personal foul, and it forced head coach Scott Brooks to bench the NBA scoring leader until the start of the fourth. With Durant on the bench, Miami outscored Oklahoma City the rest of the quarter, 15-7.
The Thunder would regain the lead in the fourth quarter off a James Harden shot with 7:31 remaining, but Miami would go on a run and not surrender the lead. Durant only managed to score four points in the final quarter, but finished with 25 points on 11-of-19 shooting.
Wade added 25 points, to go along with seven assists and seven rebounds for Miami. Chris Bosh grabbed 11 rebounds, but converted just three shots on 12 attempts.
Russell Westbrook scored 19 points, but the Oklahoma City guard failed to knock down a wide-open three pointer with 29 seconds remaining that would have tied the game.
Game Four is on Tuesday in Miami.
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