MIAMI -- Down by 18 points midway through the opening quarter, Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder looked well on their way to witnessing a rout. Ryan Anderson Jersey . Thats exactly what happened. And they enjoyed every moment. Durant remained sizzling with 33 points, Serge Ibaka added 22 and the Thunder roared back from an abysmal start -- they trailed 22-4 early -- to embarrass the Miami Heat 112-95 on Wednesday night, erasing that big deficit out of the gate by outscoring the two-time defending champions by 43 points over a 33-minute span. "They were ready for us to come in and play," Durant said. "They hit some tough shots early on, a few 3s, and we didnt panic. We just tried to stay together and thats what we did. Our bench was great in getting us back in that game." The Thunder led by as many as 25, and shot 16 for 27 from 3-point range. Miami was 3 for 19 from beyond the arc. Durant has now scored at least 30 points in 12 straight games, matching the leagues longest such streak since Tracy McGrady did it in 14 consecutive outings in the 2002-03 season. The Thunder extended their winning streak to nine, inching them closer to Indiana in the race for the leagues best record. And the Oklahoma City bench outscored Miamis reserves 39-21, with Jeremy Lamb scoring 18 and Derek Fisher going 5 for 5 from 3-point range for his 15 points. "Theres no running away from it," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "Other than the first eight minutes of the game they outclassed us tonight. They absolutely deserved this win." LeBron James scored 34 points for Miami, his 1-on-1 duel with Durant not really amounting to much on a night where the Heat allowed 25 points off turnovers and blew an 18-point lead for just the fourth time since he, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh became teammates nearly four years ago. Bosh scored 18 points and Wade added 15 for Miami. "We played well to start the game," James said. "We played well all the way until like the second quarter. From that point on they did what they want to do." Much of the buzz going into the night was about the MVP race, and how this might be the season that Durant finally catches James for the leagues top individual award. Head-to-head, they werent separated by much. But for just the fourth time in 17 meetings between their teams, Durant came out on top. "It would have been fun to clear the court and watch them go 1-on-1," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. Ibaka opened the scoring with a jumper, and the Heat answered with an immediate 18-0 run, not even needing 5 minutes to get what appeared to be complete control. With 6:20 left in the opening quarter, Bosh made a pair of free throws to make it 22-4. That pretty much ended the Heat highlights for the evening. By the end of the first, the Thunder were within nine. Lamb scored 13 in the second quarter alone, helping Oklahoma City take a 55-50 lead into the break, with the Thunder already having scored 19 points off turnovers. The third quarter, Durant and the Thunder put it away. Durant and James seemed to be playing a little game of Can you top this? in that period, both finishing with 12 points in the 12 minutes. The difference was, Durant was getting plenty of help, and James wasnt getting much. "Rucker Park, thats what was going through my head," Durant said, referring to the New York basketball landmark where he scored 66 points in a game during the summer of 2011. "It was fun. ... Im sure the fans got what they wanted to see with that one." Said James: "Its fun competition. Its been a while since I was able to do something like that." Fisher connected on a 3-pointer to end the quarter, pushing Oklahoma Citys margin to 16, and the Heat had no answers in the fourth. "We have some work to do," Spoelstra said. "Were like everybody else in the league. Nobody is infallible. We have some things to improve on. We know the things we have to improve on. Were not there yet." NOTES: Fisher made five 3-pointers, total, when the Heat faced the Thunder in the 2012 NBA Finals. ... Shug McGaughey, who trained last years Kentucky Derby winner Orb, was part of the sellout crowd, along with Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera. ... Oklahoma City shot 14 free throws in the third quarter, the most by any Heat opponent in that period all season. ... The Heat fell to 7-12 this season when allowing more than 100 points. Theyre 25-1 when holding teams under 100. ... The Thunder are 8-0 on the road against Eastern Conference opponents. Shaquille ONeal Jersey . -- Michael Frazier II scored 21 points, Dorian Finney-Smith added 11 and No. Khem Birch Jersey . The same for both the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers.Dover, DE - Kyle Busch won a Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway for a record fifth time after leading the final 101 of 200 laps in Saturdays Dover 200. Joey Logano started on the pole and dominated the first half of this race by leading 95 of the first 99 laps, but during a round of pit stops under caution on lap 100, Busch beat Logano out of the pits and took command from there. Busch beat Logano to the finish line by 2.5 seconds for his fifth Nationwide win of the season and the 68th of his career. Busch, the driver of the No. 54 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, scored a season-sweep at Dover in the series. He won the spring event here in May. It was good for us to be able to get out front like that and get out in clean air and show what this car had for speed, Busch said. Our race setup is really good, but it doesnt qualify very good. Its a handful in qualifying, to say the least. But these guys (No. 54 team) did a great job, and Im very proud of that. Busch also had a season-sweep at Dover during the 2010 Nationwide season. Logano won both races at this one-mile, concrete-surfaced track during the 2012 and 13 seasons. The first half of the race went perfect, and we had a very fast car that led a lot of laps, Logano said. When we came in (pit road) to put four tires on, we lost the lead. Our car was really tight from there on, and I really dont understand why yet. Busch and Logano are among the 16 drivers presently in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Busch will start second and Logano 16th in Sundays 400-mile Sprint Cup Series race at Dover. Melvin Frazier Jersey. Logano won last Sundays Chase race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and secured a spot in the next round of the playoffs, the Contender Round. Busch, currently fifth in Sprint Cup points, is guaranteed of moving on in the Chase if he finishes 21st or better at Dover. Chase Elliott finished third and widened his lead in the Nationwide championship standings to 26 points over second-place and JR Motorsports teammate Regan Smith, who crossed the line in eighth. On lap 40, Elliott sustained slight damage to the front end of his No. 9 Chevrolet when he was caught up in a wreck involving Tanner Berryhill and Kevin Swindell on the frontstretch. Elliott had to pit multiple times for repairs during the caution and fell back to the last car on the lead lap in 24th for the restart. He patiently made his way back into the top-five before the halfway point. I was gonna give it my best shot, regardless of however the thing looked like, so Im really proud and frustrated at the same time, Elliott said. I felt like we had a good car from the get-go. I made a mistake just following too close behind those guys (Berryhill and Swindell) off of (turn) 4. I saw it coming, and I couldnt stop fast enough. Chris Buescher finished fourth, followed by Elliott Sadler, Kyle Larson and Brian Scott. Trevor Bayne and Ty Dillon completed the top-10. Five races remain this season. The series will be at Kansas Speedway next weekend. ' ' '
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