When: Monday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL
TV: Fox Sports SUN, NBALP
Radio: WAXY 790AM, WAQI 710AM (Spanish)
Win probability: ESPN predictor has Miami as 52% favorites.
HEAT: Goran Dragic, Tyler Johnson, Josh Richardson, James Johnson, Hassan Whiteside
THUNDER: Russell Westbrook, Corey Brewer, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony, Steven Adams
HEAT: Dion Waiters (out, ankle)
THUNDER: Andre Roberson (out, left patellar surgery)
The Thunder defeated the Heat, 105-99, in their only other meeting this season, in Oklahoma City on March 23, with a 41-point 4th quarter outburst.
Both Paul George (2010) and Tyler Johnson (2014) are Fresno State University basketball alumni.
Oklahoma City is currently one of just five teams in the league to be in the Top 12 in both offensive and defensive efficiency.
Oklahoma City leads the league in steals per game (9.08) and in opponent turnovers per game (16.1).
Additionally, the Thunder tops the NBA leaderboard for deflections per game (16.9), forced turnovers on 16.0% of opponent possessions, which tops the league, and recovers the most loose balls each game (9.6).
Additionally the Thunder lead the NBA in rebounds on offense (1009) and steals (726).
Going from a 29-point win to a 24-point loss against two lottery teams, Heat fans hope the winning side of the team shows up for the next-to-the-last game of the season.