Thunder Vs. Heat, 2012 NBA Finals Game 2: Miami On Top 55-43 Entering Halftime

Game 2 of the 2012 NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat is underway on Thursday night. The Heat came out roaring as the Thunder had problems shooting. Entering halftime, the Heat are on top by a score of 55-43.

The Heat immediately came out guns blazing and quickly secured a double-digit lead. All told, the Heat outscored the Thunder 27-15 in the first quarter. The Thunder began regrouping but were hit with a questionable goaltending call with just under 6:00 left in the second quarter, after which the Heat secured a defensive rebound and Shane Battier drained a three-pointer to put Miami back up by 13.

The Thunder struggled to get shots to fall past the midpoint of the second quarter and the Heat jumped out to a 51-34 with 2:09 left in the half. OKC managed to snap off one last significant run in the last two minutes to close the gap back to 12.

Serge Ibaka has been an absolute monster for the Thunder on defense, including four massive blocks and four rebounds. LeBron James has 14 points for the Heat in the first half, while Dwyane Wade is close behind with 13 and Chris Bosh, starting for the first time in five games, has 10 points and 10 rebounds. James Harden is leading Oklahoma City scoring with 17 points.

For more on the Heat, head over to Peninsula Is Mightier and SB Nation Tampa Bay. For Thunder news and notes, visit Welcome To Loud City or check out SB Nation Kansas City. And for news, analysis and everything else revolving around the NBA Playoffs, be sure to visit SB Nation's dedicated NBA hub.

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