Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder won the first game of the NBA Finals to take 1-0 lead against the Miami Heat.
The Oklahoma City Thunder played like the fatigued team, not the Heat, fumbling through the first half and playing anything like the fun, young collection that advanced to the NBA Finals.
Then came the third quarter, the awakening of the two Thunder stars and, never good for an opponent, the emergence of the penetratingly loud Thunder crowd.
It all turned into Oklahoma City’s 105-94 victory Tuesday in Game 1 of the Finals.
Kevin Durant had 36 points, 17 in the fourth quarter, and Russell Westbrook had 27 points, 18 after halftime.
James lead the Heat with 30 pts. Game 2 is Thursday 9:00 pm ET on ABC.