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2012 NBA Finals, Thunder vs. Heat: Game One Time, TV Schedule, and More

Mandatory Credit: Richard Rowe-US PRESSWIRE
Mandatory Credit: Richard Rowe-US PRESSWIRE

The Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat begin the 2012 NBA Finals on Tuesday night in one of the most hotly anticipated championship series in recent memory.

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
Miami Heat main logo
Oklahoma City Thunder main logo
Series tied, 0-0
June 12th, 2012
Chesapeake Energy Arena
9:00 PM
Probable Starters
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
Season Series
March 25th: Thunder 103, Heat 87
April 4th: Heat 98, Thunder 93