2012 NBA Finals: Miami Heat vs Oklahoma City Thunder - Game 1 Preview

Who?: Miami Heat (2nd in East) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (2nd in West)

What?: NBA Finals – Game 1

Where?: Chesapeake Energy Arena (Oklahoma City, OK)

When?: Tuesday, June 12 at 9:00 PM (ET)

How?: ABC (TV)

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Projected Starting Lineups:

Miami Heat:

PG: Mario Chalmers | SG: Dwayne Wade | SF: Shane Battier | PF: LeBron James  | C: Udonis Haslem

Oklahoma City Thunder: 

PG: Russell Westbrook | SG: Thabo Sefolosha | SF: Kevin Durant | PF: Serge Ibaka | C: Kendrick Perkins

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Injury/Inactive Players Report:

Oklahoma City Thunder: Eric Maynor is OUT (torn right ACL)

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Regular-Season Series:

The Heat and Thunder met twice this regular season with each team winning on their home court and will be facing each other for the first time in postseason play. Overall during the regular season the HEAT is 18-30 all-time against the Thunder franchise, and is 11-13 in games played in Miami. The Heat are 7-17 in games played on the road.

3/25/12 – Oklahoma City wins 103-87 at home
4/4/12 – Miami wins 98-93 at home

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POST-SEASON SCHEDULE

Game 1: Tues., 6/12 – Miami at Oklahoma City (ABC TV)
Game 2: Thurs., 6/14 – Miami at Oklahoma City (ABC TV)

Game 3: Sun., 6/17 – Oklahoma City at Miami 7:00PM (ABC TV)
Game 4: Thues., 6/19 – Oklahoma City at Miami 8:00PM (ABC TV)
Game 5: Thurs., 6/21 – Oklahoma City at Miami 8:00PM (ABC TV)

**Game 6: Sun., 6/24 – Miami at Oklahoma City 7:00PM (ABC TV)
**Game 7: Tues., 6/26 – Miami at Oklahoma City 8:00PM (ABC TV)

**If necessary

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Tags: 2012 NBA Finals Dwyane Wade Kendrick Perkins Kevin Durant LeBron James Mario Chalmers Miami Heat Oklahoma City Thunder Russell Westbrook Serge Ibaka Shane Battier Thabo Sefolosha Udonis Haslem

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