Heat Vs. Thunder, 2012 NBA Finals Game 4: Oklahoma City Off To Quick Start, Lead Miami 33-19

The Oklahoma City Thunder entered Game 4 trailing the Miami Heat in the series 2-1 and have the look of a re-energized team as they jumped on the Heat taking an early 15-5 lead. Russell Westbrook still took his shots in bunches, but early in the game sank most of them to help push the Thunder lead. Westbrook ended the first half shooting five for eight with 10 points.

LeBron James and Dwayne Wade struggled to get going early on, just like the rest of the team. Miami struggled to sink shots even when they had open looks. Unfortunately for the Heat, the Thunder didn't seem to miss many shots as Oklahoma City scored the most points in the first quarter of any game so far in the series. Even when the Thunder missed a shot, there seemed to always be someone under the basket for the tip-in.

A big issue so far in the series has been each team's stars getting in foul trouble and the Thunder are leaning that way again, as Serge Ibaka had to hit the bench early picking up two quick fouls. Since everything seemed to go the Thunder's way however, Nick Collison off the bench was able to provide some offensive spark picking up six 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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