The Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Miami Heat on the road, 97-95. In an evenly matched affair that sees two teams trying to re-make themselves and reinvigorate their chances to compete in the playoffs, the Heat relied on their aging star Dwyane Wade to close out the win, while the Thunder's stars in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook could not answer the call in the end.
The Thunder duo combined for 50 points, but on 17-39 shooting and had a combined 12 turnovers against the staunch Heat defense. As a team, the Thunder finished with only 15 assists on the night, with Durant & Westbrook combining for 12 of those. Dion Waiters finished with a strong 4th quarter, recording 9 points on 4-4 shooting, but his bench mate Enes Kanter only finished with 10 points off of 5 shots on the night. The Heat were led by Wade's 28 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists.
The Thunder dropped their 2nd road game in a row after winning their previous 4. While the two losses have been close in the end, the mark of both have been a failure in late game execution on both ends of the court. The Thunder now stand at 11-8, and play the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, December 6th at 6PM CDT.
Apologies for the lateness of the recap. Further analysis will be forthcoming.