Cramping James, Heat Take 3-1 Series Lead over OKC
POSTED: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 10:04pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 10:38pm
Lebron James suffered cramps and a tough Oklahoma City defense early, but outlasted the Thunder and scored a team-high 26 points along with 12 assists in a 104-98 Miami victory. The Thunder's Russell Westbrook was on fire early and often, scoring a playoff career high 43 points, as OKC built a 15-point lead. The Heat stormed back in the second half, playing outstanding defense and holding on for the win, which gives Miami a 3-1 series lead. Miami will host game 5 Thursday.
The Heat's Mario Chalmers added 25 points and a big bucket down the stretch, while the Thunder's Kevin Durant added 28 points, but it was not enough.