Both teams overcame the odds to get to the Finals. Miami battled back from a 3-2 deficit against the Boston Celtics in the East Finals, while the Thunder won four straight against the San Antonio Spurs after falling into an 0-2 hole. By defeating the Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks en route to the Finals, Oklahoma City has knocked off the franchises that have won 11 of the last 13 NBA titles.
Tipoff between the Thunder and the Heat is set for 9 PM on ABC.
|2012 NBA Finals|
|Series tied, 0-0|
|June 12th, 2012|
|Chesapeake Energy Arena|
|Mario Chalmers||PG||Russell Westbrook|
|Dwyane Wade||SG||Thabo Sefolosha|
|LeBron James||SF||Kevin Durant|
|Shane Battier||PF||Serge Ibaka|
|Udonis Haslem||C||Kendrick Perkins|
|March 25th: Thunder 103, Heat 87|
|April 4th: Heat 98, Thunder 93|