Father Prime Strikes One Last Time, Heat Top Thunder 116-107 at the ‘Peake

dailythunder.com - 03-19

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The Thunder (42-29) certainly could have used the suspended Russell Westbrook on Monday night in Oklahoma City, as Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat (34-36) took a 116-107 victory at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Though the Thunder starters combined to score 97 points on 52 percent shooting (37% 3P), and led 13-0 less than five minutes into the first quarter, the Heat’s second unit stepped in and changed the game’s complexion entirely. Led by Goran Dragic’s 26 points (6/9 3P) and D-Wade’s 25 (10/17 FG), Miami’s bench outscored the OKC reserves 67-10 (not a typo) and put the Heat in front for good with a 17-0 run late in the opening frame. The loss is the Thunder’s ninth in the last 13 games, and pushes them into sixth place in the Western Conference.