The 2012 NBA Finals will pit the Eastern Conference Champion Miami Heat against the Western Conference Champion Oklahoma City Thunder. Game 1 will begin on Tuesday, June 12 at Oklahoma City and the series features a 2-3-2 schedule, with the Thunder hosting the first two games and the Games 6 and 7 (if necessary) and the Heat hosting the middle three games of the series.
For the Thunder, this will be the franchise's first NBA Finals appearance since moving from Seattle four years ago. With a young core featuring Kevin Durant (23 years old), Russell Westbrook (23), James Harden (22), and Serge Ibaka (22), the Thunder have made it this far despite being primarily a jump shooting team. The Thunder will also have Derek Fisher and Kendrick Perkins to rely on their NBA Finals experience.
After defeating the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Heat hope to get the job done this year after failing to get the job done last year against the Dallas Mavericks. NBA MVP LeBron James looks to win his first ring in his third NBA Finals appearance with the help of Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh and a cast of support players like Udonis Haslem, Shane Battier, Mario Chalmers, and Joel Anthony. Which team will prevail in this best-of-seven series to win this year's NBA Finals?
2012 NBA Finals TV Schedule
Note: All times Eastern. All games can be seen on ABC. Home games at Miami will be played at the AmericanAirlines Arena while home games at Oklahoma City will be played at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. * indicates that game will only be played if necessary.
2012 NBA Finals
Game 1 - Tuesday, June 12: Miami at Oklahoma City, 9:00 p.m.
Game 2 - Thursday, June 14: Miami at Oklahoma City, 9:00 p.m.
Game 3 - Sunday, June 17: Oklahoma City at Miami, 8:00 p.m.
Game 4 - Tuesday, June 19: Oklahoma City at Miami, 9:00 p.m.
Game 5* - Thursday, June 21: Oklahoma City at Miami, 9:00 p.m.
Game 6* - Sunday, June 24: Miami at Oklahoma City, 8:00 p.m.
Game 7* - Tuesday, June 26: Miami at Oklahoma City, 9:00 p.m.
2012 NBA Finals television schedule, NBA.com
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