Just like they did in last year's NBA Finals, the Miami Heat (36-14) got the better of the 39-14 Oklahoma City Thunder, 110-100, on Thursday night in Oklahoma City.
This was the Heat's sixth straight victory over the Thunder.
The Heat got off to a hot start in this one, and they led at the end of the first quarter, 32-17. The Thunder made a late run in the fourth, but it was too little, too late for the defending Western Conference champs.
Check out the full box score on NBA.com.
Player of the Game: LeBron James
Who else would be the player of the game? In the midst of the best stretch of his amazing career, LeBron put up another great performance.
James dropped in 39 points and did so while going 14-of-24 from the field. He also chipped in 12 boards and seven assists.
James narrowly missed out on continuing his record streak of games with at least 30 points while shooting more than 60 percent from the field, but I doubt he is complaining.
This was the last game before the All-Star break for both teams.
The Heat will return to action on Wednesday, Feb. 20 as they travel to take on the Atlanta Hawks.
The Thunder will also return to the hardwood on Feb. 20 as they travel to Houston to battle the Rockets.