The Oklahoma City Thunder will take on the Miami Heat for the first time during the 2012 NBA regular season Sunday night in a nationally televised game on ESPN. The game will serve as a potential NBA Finals preview and is also important as both teams are chasing home-court advantage in the playoffs.
The Thunder had a much needed day off on Saturday to recover from Friday's 149-140 double overtime win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Russell Westbrook poured in a career-high 45 points and Kevin Durant added 40 in the win. This game marks the beginning of a tough stretch where the Thunder will face off against the league's best.
Miami is riding a four game winning and defeated the Detroit Pistons 88-73 last time out. During its win streak, the Heat are allowing just 81.8 points per game.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, March 25, 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
TV: ESPN, Fox Sports Oklahoma
Radio: Thunder Radio Network
Online Streaming: NBA League Pass Broadband
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