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Miami Beats Oklahoma to Tie NBA Finals

Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) goes to the basket against Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant (35) during Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 14, 2012.
Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) goes to the basket against Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant (35) during Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 14, 2012.
LeBron James scored 32 points to lead the Miami Heat to a 100-96 win over the host Oklahoma City Thunder Thursday in game two of the National Basketball Association championship series.  

The Heat's Dwayne Wade scored 24 points, making up for a poor performance in game on, while teammate Chris Bosh added 16 points and 15 rebounds in his return to the starting lineup.

Miami jumped out to an early lead over Oklahoma City, and led for much of the game when the young Thunder staged furious comeback from a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter.  Kevin Durant scored 16 of his 32 points in the final quarter, but missed a shot with just seconds left in regulation that would have tied the game at 98-98.  

Russell Westbrook had 27 points for the Thunder, and teammate James Harden finished with 21 points.  

The best-of-seven NBA Finals is now tied at one game apiece, and moves to Miami for game three on Sunday.

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