The Miami Heat started fast in Game 1 of the NBA Finals and hung with the Oklahoma City Thunder until late in the fourth quarter, but Kevin Durant kicked his game into a gear that LeBron James and Dwyane Wade just didn't have on Tuesday night. James put in a solid performance with 30 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals, but it wasn't enough to carry an otherwise average team performance.
Ben Golliver broke down the game and thinks the Heat need to get much better production out of Wade in Game 2 if they're going to take a split back to Miami.
Game 2 is on Thursday night in Oklahoma City, when much more will be expected of the Heat, especially at the end of the fourth quarter.
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