The resilient Oklahoma City Thunder rolled off yet another second-half comeback, this time in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, that belies this team's stunning youth.
Oklahoma City dominated the second half and won 105-94—improving to 9-0 at home in the 2012 playoffs.
With a great team effort and fantastic play by Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, the Thunder took this game over after halftime. Westbrook and Durant were so dominant in the second that they outscored the Heat by themselves, 41-40.
The Heat got out to an early lead in this one and led by seven at the end of the first quarter, holding the lead through halftime through solid team play.
The Thunder made it a point to not let LeBron James kill them in the interior, leaving players like Shane Battier and Mario Chalmers room to operate. The pair combined for 23 first-half points, which included a combined 5-of-8 from beyond the arc.
OKC was also sloppy with the ball and had far too many turnovers, which led to a deficit despite shooting just over 55 percent from the fie ...
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