Heat Beat Thunder 100-96 to Tie NBA Finals at One Game Apiece

Heat Beat Thunder 100-96 to Tie NBA Finals
Shane Battier #31 of the Miami Heat tries for a rebound against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Two of the 2012 NBA Finals at Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 14, 2012 in Oklahoma City. Photographer: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images

June 14 (Bloomberg) -- The Miami Heat led from the start to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-96 and tie the National Basketball Association Finals at one game apiece.

The Thunder, who trailed 27-15 after the first quarter and 78-67 at the end of the third, got within two points of the Heat with 37 seconds remaining in the game.

After two meetings at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, the Heat will host the third and fourth games in the best-of-seven series on June 17 and 19.

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