(Best of seven, all games on Ch. 5)
Tuesday: Miami at Okla. City, 8 p.m.
Thursday: Miami at Okla. City, 8 p.m.
Sunday: Okla. City at Miami, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, June 19: Okla. City at Miami, 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 21: Okla. City at Miami, 8 p.m.*
Sunday, June 24: Miami at Okla. City, 7 p.m.*
Tuesday, June 26: Miami at Okla. City, 8 p.m.*
Oklahoma City's road: The Thunder was 47-19 in the regular season and is 12-3 in the playoffs, beating Dallas 4-0, the Lakers 4-1 and San Antonio 4-2.
Miami's road: The Heat was 46-20 in the regular season and is 12-6 in the playoffs, beating New York 4-1, Indiana 4-2 and Boston 4-3.
Thunder lineup: F Kevin Durant (27.8 points per game), G Russell Westbrook (21.7), C Kendrick Perkins, G Thabo Sefolosha and F Serge Ibaka (10.7). Key reserves: G James Harden (17.6), C Nick Collison and G Derek Fisher.
Heat lineup: F LeBron James (30.8), G Dwyane Wade (22.9), C Udonis Haslem, F Chris Bosh (13.7) and G Mario Chalmers. Key reserves: F Shane Battier, F Joel Anthony and G Mike Miller.
Season series: Tied 1-1. Both teams won at home.
Coaches: Scott Brooks of Oklahoma City is in his first finals. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra lost in last year's finals.
History: The Heat is in the finals for the second year in a row, having lost the NBA championship last year to the Mavericks. The Thunder is in the finals for the first time since 1996, when the franchise was the Seattle SuperSonics.
Offense: In the playoffs, the Thunder has been the top scoring team, averaging 102.3 points per game. The Heat has averaged 96 points per game in the playoffs.
Defense: Both teams like to play the passing lanes and both teams like to get out and run off turnovers. The Thunder has a shot-blocker in Ibaka, but Wade and James also protect the rim for the Heat.
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|San Diego||24||3rd Qtr 2:17|
|Washington||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|San Francisco||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Seattle||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Chicago||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Houston||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Buffalo||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|New England||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Philadelphia||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Kansas City||12/15/13 3:05 PM|
|NY Jets||12/15/13 3:05 PM|
|Arizona||12/15/13 3:25 PM|
|New Orleans||12/15/13 3:25 PM|
|Green Bay||12/15/13 3:25 PM|
|Cincinnati||12/15/13 7:30 PM|
|Baltimore||12/16/13 7:40 PM|
|LA Clippers||73||4th Qtr 6:04|
|Dallas||1||3rd Prd :23|
|NY Islanders||3||3rd Prd|
|Boston||3||2nd Prd 16:35|
|Minnesota||0||1st Prd 19:45|
|Coll of Charleston||68|
|Fla Atlantic||52||2nd Half 11:10|
|Army||12/14/13 2:00 PM|
|SE Missouri St||72|
|(17) Iowa State||83|
|Denver||50||2nd Half 7:21|
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