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Heat vs. Thunder preview: Game time, TV info and more

An NBA finals re-match will take place at American Airlines Arena as the Heat host the Thunder on Christmas.


A rematch of last season's NBA Finals will come on Christmas Day as the Miami Heat host the Oklahoma City Thunder at American Airlines Arena in the marquee matchup of the holiday NBA lineup.

Not only will it be the two finalists from last season, but the two teams are among the hottest in the NBA right now. Oklahoma City has won nine of its last 10 games, while the Heat have gone 7-3 in their last 10. Being in Miami will give the Heat a boost with the home crowds at American Airlines Arena driving them to an NBA-best 14-2 record at home. Oklahoma City is currently 7-3 on the road.

LeBron James has led the Heat with 25.4 points per game, while Kevin Durant has been the top man for the Thunder with 27.9 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.

The game will be at American Airlines Arena at 5:30 p.m. ET, and will be televised on ABC.

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