The Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat were the two teams the majority of people projected would meet in this year's NBA finals. That meeting is still a long way off, if it happens, but fans hoping to see two of the more exciting teams in professional basketball compete against each other will have that chance once again on Wednesday night.
Kevin Durant and the Thunder have taken their talents to South Beach for a primetime game against LeBron James and the Miami Heat in a game scheduled to tip off at 8 p.m. on ESPN2. It'll be the second time the Heat and Thunder meet in less than two weeks following OKC's 103-87 victory on March 25.
The last time Miami met Durant and friends happened in Oklahoma, meaning Wednesday night's matchup could be quite different. James, along with Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and whoever else the Heat trot out on any given night, have won 16 consecutive games at the American Airlines Arena. If Wade misses his second-straight game with a knee injury, though, that streak could be in danger of being snapped.
Oklahoma City had been on a six-game winning streak, but Monday night's home loss to the Memphis Grizzlies mussed that up for Scott Brooks' team. Durant and Russell Westbrook will attempt to get the Thunder back on track against the Heat, though, as they creep closer to the Chicago Bulls for the best record in the NBA (40-13 vs. 42-13).
There are quite a few games featuring playoff implications on Wednesday night, but if watching great basketball is your thing, watching the Thunder play the Heat might be your best bet.
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