Heat Vs. Thunder: Schedule, TV Info And More

OKLAHOMA CITY OK - JANUARY 30: Forward LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat during play against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Ford Center on January 30 2011 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. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The marquee matchup for the NBA on Sunday takes place in OKC. The Thunder will try to fire up the home crowd as they take on the visiting Miami Heat.

In all the excitement of the 2012 NCAA Tournament, the NBA has taken a bit of a back seat over the past couple of weeks. That will all change very soon, as the playoff chase is heating up and the postseason draws ever closer. On Sunday night, two of the league's best teams will face off in what could potentially be a preview of this year's NBA Finals.

The Miami Heat are second in the Eastern Conference with a 35-11 record and hold a four-game winning streak as they visit the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night. The Thunder have been in possession of the top spot in the Western Conference for nearly the entire season. They are 36-12 and looking to make a statement tonight as Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant lead their team against Dwyane Wade and LeBron James. Durant has averaged 32.2 points in his last five games against the Heat.

Sunday's game will tip off at 8:00 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on ESPN.

For all news and information regarding the Miami Heat, please visit Peninsula is Mightier. For updates and perspective regarding the Oklahoma City Thunder, head on over to Welcome to Loud City. For complete pro hoops coverage, stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated NBA hub.

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