Behind Dwyane Wade’s game-high 28 points, the Miami Heat held off Kevin Durant and the visiting OKC Thunder 97-95 Thursday night.
Wade’s clutch play got a thumbs-up from his son, but his dunking? Not so much.
Durant and Russell Westbrook each had 25 in the loss.
Per the AP:
Wade scored 28 points, including two free throws with 1.5 seconds left that put Miami ahead to stay and the Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 97-95 on Thursday night in a wild back-and-forth game that featured 38 lead changes and 11 ties. […] “Like a playoff atmosphere,” Wade said. “For our young team, that hasn’t been in many of these kind of games, it was great.”
Chris Bosh scored 16 points and Dragic added 14 for Miami, which survived when Russell Westbrook’s 3-point try from the right wing bounced off the backboard as time expired. […] “Back and forth and back and forth,” Bosh said. “These are the games you want to play in.”
Westbrook and Kevin Durant each scored 25 for Oklahoma City, which misfired on a pair of 3s in the final 10 seconds. First, Durant missed and Bosh grabbed the rebound, calling time with 7.7 seconds remaining. That set up the possession where Wade drove, drew a foul on Serge Ibaka and put Miami ahead for good. […] “I shoot 47 percent from 3 and I got a wide-open look,” Durant said. “I just missed it.”