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Open Game Thread/Game Notes: Oklahoma City Thunder at Miami Heat

2011-12 NBA Season: Game #53

40-13 38-14
April 4th, 2012
American Airlines Arena
8:00 PM
TV: Sun Sports / ESPN 2 -- Radio: 102.7 FM / 760 AM
Probable Starters
Russell Westbrook
PG Mario Chalmers
Thabo Sefolosha
SG Dwyane Wade
Kevin Durant
SF LeBron James
Serge Ibaka
PF Chris Bosh
Kendrick Perkins
C Joel Anthony

Game notes after the jump...


  • Miami is 22-2 at home. Oklahoma City is 17-8 on the road.
  • Both of the Heat's home losses have come on the second night of back-to-backs.
  • Overall the Heat are 7-7 on the second night of back-to-back sets.
  • The Thunder has beaten the Miami in 4 of their last 5 meetings by an average of 10.6 points.
  • OKC also won 3 of their last 4 visits to South Florida.
  • Thunder star Kevin Durant has averaged 31.5 points on 53.3% shooting in his last six games against the Heat.
  • Dwyane Wade, who missed last night's game with a bruised knee, has averaged 27.8 points in his last eight games against Oklahoma City.
  • In their one meeting this season, Miami turned the ball over 21 times and allowed the Thunder to shoot 52.7% from the field.
  • For the Heat, Mike Miller (ankle) remains out.
  • The Thunder will be without guard Daequan Cook (knee) and Eric Maynor (knee).
  • Miami will be wearing their 'Back In Black' jerseys.