MIAMI, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- LeBron James
scored 29 points, handed out nine assists and grabbed eight rebounds Tuesday to power Miami past Oklahoma City 103-97 in an NBA Finals rematch.
Dwyane Wade contributed 21 points and Mario Chalmers supplied 20 as the Heat prevailed in the first meeting between the teams since Miami bested the Thunder in last season's championship series.
The victory was the fifth straight for the Heat.
Oklahoma City, meanwhile, dropped its second consecutive contest despite 33 points and seven rebounds from Kevin Durant.
Russell Westbrook provided 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Thunder.
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