Kevin Durant started the third quarter hot while LeBron James started the quarter cold, but a series of fouls turned the period in Miami's favor. Oklahoma City jumped out to a nine-point lead in the first five minutes of the quarter, but Durant picked up his fourth personal foul with 5:41 remaining and sat the rest of the quarter. Serge Ibaka and Derek Fisher followed that up with a couple of bad fouls of their own, and that turned the momentum of the quarter. A nine-point Thunder lead evaporated, and the Heat lead 69-67 with one quarter to play.
Incredibly, the Heat still aren't making jump shots. James hit a big three-pointer to give the Heat the lead at the very end of the quarter, but their outside shooting has still been absolutely abysmal. The Heat are now 6-30 on the night, which represents an improvement. They made three of those jumpers in the third quarter.
The Heat are currently living at the free throw line, where they were 13-14 in the third quarter. They're 22-25 from the line at the night, with Dwyane Wade getting there more often than any of his teammates. He has 20 points to go along with seven assists and six rebounds. James already has a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
On the other end, Durant is having a stellar night with 21 points on 9-13 shooting, but he can't score if he isn't on the floor. His fourth foul caused a massive disruption for the Thunder and has Miami not only leading by two points, but currently looking like the team with the momentum.
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