The Oklahoma City Thunder spent seven minutes in the first quarter with Kendrick Perkins and Serge Ibaka on the floor at the same time, but the Miami Heat are winning the rebounding battle, and their points off offensive rebounds are a big part of why they have the lead at the end of the first quarter. The Heat have five offensive boards and the easy baskets they've been gifted off of those have helped them to a 26-20 lead.
LeBron James has been downright masterful thus far with 10 points and five rebounds, including three offensive boards. The Big Three have worked very well together, as Dwyane Wade has picked up four points and four assists, while Chris Bosh has tallied six points and three rebounds.
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have six points each after getting off to a rough start. They started a combined 0-4 before Westbrook made a jumper at 10-6 to get going. Oklahoma City's small lineup has looked a bit better than the big lineup and Durant is beginning to find his rhythm, but the Thunder need to solve the problem of giving up easy offensive boards, especially to James.
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