By Tom Robin, EnStarz | Jun 17, 2012 06:29 PM EDT
The NBA finals 2012 is heating up, with the series tied at 1-1 after the opening two games. We now move to South Florida's American Airlines Arena for Game 3 Sunday night with everything still to play for in a very evenly balanced contest. Tip off for Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Miami Heat will be at 8 p.m. EST and can be watched on TV on ABC, or through online stream (details below).
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The finals this year will be comprised of a 2-3-2 format for the games' locations, and the pivotal middle run of games kicks off Sunday night at 8 p.m. EST. The Heat will be happy to arrive back home from Oklahoma tied at 1-1, and will believe they have what it takes to seize the initiative on their home court. The Heat's postseason record at home is 8-2, after posting commanding figures there during the regular season of 28-5.
The Thunder, however, during this year's playoffs had a record of 4-3 on the road, after a regular season record of 21-12. They will be looking to give it their all to turn over the Heat in Miami over the next three games.
Oklahoma coach has announced that he didn't even consider making any changes to his team and the Thunder will keep the same starting lineup for Game 3. Some had pondered whether he would make changes after the Thunder started sluggishly in both the opening two games. During Game 1 the Heat pulled out to a big lead, before the Thunder stormed back in the second half of the game to take the tie easily in the end. However, they started the same way in Game 2, but this time were unable to pull it back. Even though they made an exciting finish, slowly clawing back the deficit, the Heat learned their lesson from Game 1 and managed to hold off the Thunder's fight back.
Game 3 between Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat will tip off at 8 p.m. EST and can be watched live on ABC, or alternatively fans can catch the game online through live streaming by clicking HERE.
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