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Game #47: Miami Heat (32-14) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (30-16)

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Don't cry LeBron, you'll get your friends back soon.
Don't cry LeBron, you'll get your friends back soon.

After squeaking by the Detroit Pistons on Friday night, the Miami Heat head into their second back-to-back of the week on Sunday when they play the Oklahoma City Thunder.  Miami comes into this one still a bit banged up and losers of 5 of their last 7 games.  They did get some good news on Sunday though, when the MRI on Dwyane Wade's right wrist came back negative. 

His injury was downgraded from a sprain to a bruise, but the Heat is being very quiet about his playing status for Sunday.  He and Chris Bosh were on the team flight to Oklahoma on Saturday but both could very well sit out again.  As if being without Wade and Bosh isn't bad enough, LeBron James re-aggravated his ankle injury during the 2nd quarter of the Pistons game, but he should be ok. 

GAME NOTES

  • Miami has lost four straight on the road.
  • After winning four in a row, Oklahoma City has gone 3-3 in their last 6 games.
  • The Thunder swept the 2-game series with the Heat last season.
  • LeBron James (ankle), Mike Miller (knee) and Eddie House (ankle) are all expected to play despite dealing with injuries.
  • Dwyane Wade (wrist) is questionable, Chris Bosh (ankle) is doubtful and Udonis Haslem (foot) is out. 
  • As for the Thunder, Thabo Sefolosha (knee) is questionable. 

Tipoff from OKC is set for 1pm.  The game will be nationally broadcast on ABC.