2012 NBA Finals: Miami Heat vs Oklahoma City Thunder – Game 2 Preview

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - JUNE 12: Thabo Sefolosha #2 and Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder celebrates against the Miami Heat during Game One of the 2012 NBA Finals at Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 12, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

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

What?: NBA Finals – Game 2

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

When?: Thursday, June 14 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: Chris Bosh

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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Current Records/Streak & Hot, Lukewarm, or Cold:

Records: Oklahoma City leads Miami Heat (1-0)

Streak: Thunder –> OVERALL: Won 1 / HOME: Won 1 / ROAD: n/a  …. Heat –> OVERALL: Lost 1 / HOME: n/a / ROAD: Lost 1

Oklahoma City Thunder: Hot.

Miami Heat: Lukewarm.

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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.

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2012 NBA Finals

Game 1 – June 12, 2012 at Chesapeake Energy Arena (Oklahoma City 105 – Miami 94)

The Thunder fell behind by 13 points in the second quarter, but the Thunder responded by outscoring Miami 58-40 in the second half to claim Game 1 of the NBA Finals…Leading 74-73 heading into the fourth quarter, Kevin Durant played all 12 minutes and scored 17 points (6-10 FGs) in the final period…Meanwhile, the Thunder limited LeBron James to seven points on 2-of-6 shooting in the fourth quarter…The Thunder outscored the Heat 24-4 in fast break opportunities while outscoring Miami 56-40 in the paint…Russell Westbrook recorded his second double-double in the last three games after registering 27 points to go along with a
game-high 11 assists…The Thunder duo of Durant and Westbrook outscored the Heat by themselves in the second half (41-40), as the pair combined to make 14-of-27 field goals and 11-of-13 free throws…After scoring in double figures in the first 15 games of the postseason, James Harden failed to score 10+ points for the first time in the 2012 playoffs.

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POST-SEASON SCHEDULE

Game 1: Tues., 6/12 – Miami (94) at Oklahoma City Thunder (105)
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

Topics: Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, Kendrick Perkins, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Mario Chalmers, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka, Shane Battier, Thabo Sefolosha

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