The Oklahoma City Thunder will try and stave off elimination in the 2012 NBA Finals Thursday night, as Miami looks for a 4-1 series win and the first title for the Lebron James era in Miami.
Despite scoring 44 points in Game 4, Russell Westbrook couldn't rally Oklahoma City, who have lost three consecutive games by margins of four, six and six points, respectively. Since the NBA adopted a 2-3-2 scheduling format for the NBA Finals in 1985, no team has ever rallied to win a NBA title down 3-1 (quote courtesy NBA.com)
"We didn't get here just to make it here and say we did," Thunder star Kevin Durant said. "We made it to the finals. We want to come in here and we want to try to get a title. It's all about keep competing until that last buzzer sounds, and that's what we're going to do. That's the type of city we play for, a city that never gives up. That's the type of team we are. We're going to keep fighting, keep fighting, and we'll see what happens tomorrow."
Date / Time: Thursday, June 21, 8 p.m. CT
Location: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Radio: Thunder Radio Network
Streaming: Watch ESPN
Line: Miami (-3.5)