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NBA Finals 2012, Thunder Vs. Heat Game 1: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The NBA Finals begin Tuesday with Game 1 between the Heat and Thunder.

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The 2012 NBA Finals begin Tuesday with Game 1 between the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder have home-court advantage in the best-of-seven game series.

Miami advanced to the NBA finals by beating the Celtics 101-88 in Game 7. LeBron James leads the way for the Heat, averaging 30.8 points and 9.6 rebounds. James increased his scoring and rebounding in every round this postseason. He averaged 33.6 points and 11 rebounds in the Eastern Conference final.

Oklahoma City advanced past the Spurs in the Western Conference final thanks in large part to Kevin Durant. The NBA scoring champion is averaging 27.8 points during the postseason. Russell Westbrook is second on the Thunder, averaging 21.7 points while James Harden is averaging 17.6 points off the bench.

Tuesday's Game 1 is scheduled to tip off at 9 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on ABC.

For more on the Heat, head over to Peninsula Is Mightier and SB Nation Tampa Bay.For Thunder news and notes, visit Welcome To Loud City. And for news, analysis and everything else revolving around the NBA Playoffs, be sure to visit SB Nation's NBA page.

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