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Heat vs Thunder Game 3 Highlights: Watch Top Plays from Thrilling Finals Clash

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 17:  LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat looks on in the second half against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Three of the 2012 NBA Finals on June 17, 2012 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Sam R. QuinnSenior Analyst IIIJune 18, 2012

The Miami Heat got the best of the Oklahoma City Thunder in a pivotal Game 3 matchup in South Beach by a score of 91-85.

LeBron James was just a bit better than Kevin Durant in this one, posting a stat line of 29 points and 14 rebounds to Durant's 25 points and six boards.

Game 3 wasn't nearly the same as Game 2, as the two teams battled back and forth the entire night in front of a raucous Miami crowd, but it was the Heat who took a 2-1 advantage in these best-of-seven NBA Finals.

Here are all the must-see highlights from tonight.

Russell Westbrook does his best Rajon Rondo impression on this play. He uses a pick from Serge Ibaka to get enough space to drive the lane. Westbrook then fakes behind his back, leaving Chris Bosh with a severe case of whiplash and Shane Battier with two broken ankles.

Here's another impressive Thunder highlight. Derek Fisher takes a pass from James Harden, hoists up a three and is fouled by Mario Chalmers. Fisher would complete the four-point play to put Oklahoma City up by 10 with just over four minutes left in the third quarter.

Now we'll bring in the Heat. Dwyane Wade takes a nice little hand-off from James on the baseline and drives to the hoop. He goes up and under and is fouled by...someone for a chance at a three-point play. Foul or not, it's a pretty play.

This next clip is a play that only a few players in the NBA could make. Don't act surprised that Bron Bron is one of them. Chalmers picks off a pass from Durant and panic-passes it to James. Being the grown man that he is, James flicks his wrists and sends a perfect pass to Flash for an easy two points.

You're about to see something that you hardly see Durant do. He hits a nifty spinning jumper over Wade, then tells him that he's "too small" as they head down to the opposite end. Unfortunately for the Zombies, Miami got the last laugh.

In this one, James tries to force a pass inside, but Nick Collison is able to come away with it. He gets it to Harden who - as he's getting harassed by James all the way down the court - throws a lob up for Durant. You can guess what happens from there.

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