Jun 12, 2012; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Miami Heat power forward Chris Bosh (1) and Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook (0) reacts after a play during the third quarter of game one in the 2012 NBA Finals at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The right stuff?
LeBron James, seeking that elusive first championship, entered the NBA Finals against the Thunder on a tear and continued to soar in Game 1 at Oklahoma City, but it wasn't enough. The Heat faded in the second half as the Thunder rallied for a 105-94 win. James finished with 30 points and nine rebounds.
There was no doubt who had the hot hand in the second half, as Kevin Durant scored 17 of his 36 in the fourth quarter to rally the Thunder.
So good it's scary
Russell Westbrook has a near triple-double against Dwyane Wade and the Heat, with 27 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds.
We make a good team
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combine to outscore the Heat 41-40 in the second half.
Don't tell me you're crying!
The chemistry between LeBron James and Dwyane Wade was absent as Wade went 7 of 19 for 19 points and James disappeared in the fourth quarter, going 2 for 6.
When LeBron James wasn't being stifled by the defense of Thabo Sefolosha, he was running into the help of Nick Collison.
You didn't expect to hear that, but Russell Westbrook and the Thunder had to turn up the defense on Shane Battier after the Heat forward burned them for 13 first-half points in Game 1. He finished with 17.
Up for grabs
Game 1 was anyone's to take as Dwyane Wade and the Heat built an early double-digit lead before Kevin Durant and the Thunder closed the gap in the third quarter.
Kiss it for luck
Serge Ibaka and the Thunder outscored Udonis Haslem and the Heat by 18 in the second half.
He's got ups
LeBron goes up against Thunder center Kendrick Perkins at the opening tip of Game 1.
The Oklahoma City Thunder mascot waves a team flag at center court before Game 1.
Game 1 brings out Captain Thunder and all other manner of maniacs at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Talk of the town
You think the Thunder are the hottest ticket in Oklahoma City right now? The town's buzzing over it's first Finals appearance.