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Miami Beats Oklahoma City In Game 2

Serge Ibaka #9 of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat go after a loose ball in the second quarter in Game Two of the 2012 NBA Finals at Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 14, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Serge Ibaka #9 of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat go after a loose ball in the second quarter in Game Two of the 2012 NBA Finals at Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 14, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — ) — The Oklahoma City Thunder finally faced a deficit even Kevin Durant couldn’t rescue them from.

Another slow start put Oklahoma City down 16 almost from the start, and even Durant’s 16-point fourth quarter wasn’t enough to rally the Thunder back in a 100-96 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.

In a postseason filled with thrilling comebacks, Oklahoma City lost its grip on home-court advantage by losing at home for the first time this postseason.

Oklahoma City had already rallied from double-digit deficits four other times during the playoffs, but this time the comeback came up short.

The Heat charged out to an 18-2 lead as Oklahoma City missed 12 of its first 13 shots, and the Thunder never were able to take the lead.

The next three games will be played in Miami, with Game 3 on Sunday night.

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