MIAMI (Sporting Alert) — LeBron James collected 29 points, nine assists and eight rebounds and the Miami Heat held off a very determined Oklahoma City Thunder to come away with 103-97 win in a repeat of last season’s NBA Finals on Tuesday.
Place: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Officials: #6 Tony Brown, #30 John Goble, #13 Monty McCutchen
James went 12-of-20 from the field and 5-of-5 from the charity line and the Heat (19-6) survived a dramatic finish to take the win and improved to 14-2 at the American Airlines Arena.
Dwyane Wade, who had to leave the game with leg cramps added 21, while point guard Mario Chalmers scored a season high 20 on 8-of-14 shooting, including 4-of-8 from three point range.
The Boston Celtics hold the record at 30 for 30, achieve on March 24, 1993.
Chris Bosh finished with 16 points and six rebounds in the win for Miami, which went 19 for 19 from the foul line, the second-best effort in franchise history.
Kevin Durant finished with a game-high 33 points to go along with his seven rebounds, with Russell Westbrook supporting with 21 points and 11 boards for the Thunder, which dropped back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Serge Ibaka and Kevin Martin each added 15 for the Thunder, who were coming off a 99-93 defeat to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday.