After a 105-94 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder find themselves in prime position, just three wins away from the NBA title.
The Heat will have to play much more aggressive in Game 2 if they want a shot at the championship; in the history of the league, the winner of Game 1 goes on to win the series 73 percent of the time.
The Thunder's Kevin Durant dominated the game with 36 points, 17 of them in the fourth quarter.
He outshot Heat's superstar LeBron James in the fourth, but James still had a strong game. He scored 30 points Tuesday, the most he's ever shot in the finals.
However, his sidekick Dwyane Wade only shot 7 for 19 in Game 1 and James will likely be asking for more from Wade on Thursday.
The loss dropped James' career NBA Finals record to 2-9, with both wins coming last season against the Dallas Mavericks.
Stay with ABC15 after Thursday's game for highlights and analysis from Sun's Head Coach Alvin Gentry.
Gentry will be with ABC15 for all your NBA finals postgame coverage.
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