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The Heat look to bounce back from a loss to Boston with a win against a strong OKC team at home in Miami.

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Game Story:

The Heat are starting to gain recognition as one of the strongest defensive teams in the NBA and a real threat to the Cleveland Cavaliers in terms of playoff seeding. However, after a slip up against the Boston Celtics a few days ago, Miami looks to regain their footing as contenders against one of the strongest teams in the league, the Oklahoma City Thunder.

This will be a test for the Heat, but should also be an incredibly entertaining matchup.

Game Quote:

Dwyane Wade on how the Heat plan to stop the Durant/Westbrook scoring duo

"We're not gonna shut Kevin Durant down, you're not gonna shut Russell Westbrook down, only thing we can hope for is they have bad shooting nights," Dwayne Wade said. "... It's our job to make sure that we make it as tough as possible, play our defensive concepts and don't give them too many easy baskets and play the way we play."

Probable Starters

Heat

  • Luol Deng
  • Dwyane Wade
  • Hassan Whiteside
  • Chris Bosh
  • Goran Dragic

Thunder

  • Kevin Durant
  • Serge Ibaka
  • Steven Adams
  • Andre Roberson
  • Russell Westbrook

Broadcast info

  • TNT
  • FS Oklahoma HD
  • 790 The Ticket