The Miami Heat visited the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night for LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant: Part II. Russell Westbrook played for the first time since Christmas, but the Thunder never found their rhythm and Miami spanked the best in the West 103-81 on their home court.
However, LeBron got whacked in the face by Serge Ibaka (unintentionally) late in the fourth quarter and had to head to the locker room with a towel pressed to his face. He had been bleeding on the court, and at first look it seemed he might have a broken nose and possibly even a concussion.
Durant put down 28 points, and Westbrook scored 16. The Thunder never established themselves on offense as the team shot 38 percent and had 20 turnovers.
The Heat jumped out to a 54-47 lead at halftime and opened it up in the second half. OKC never conjured up the crucial run they needed. After a 30-point second quarter, the Thunder managed to score just 34 in the second half.
Next up, OKC hosts the L.A. Clippers on Sunday afternoon. The Heat completed a six-game road trip that saw them go 5-1, and they'll return home to host the Chicago Bulls, also on Sunday afternoon.
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