Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and be out indefinitely.
The Miami Heat did everything they could to give Sunday’s game to the Cleveland Cavaliers, including blowing a 22-point lead. Still, the Heat found a way to notch a 109-105 victory and push the team’s winning streak to 11 straight.
The Miami Heat hit the hardwood of the United Center Thursday night and by the end of the game against the Chicago Bulls had secured a ninth straight victory and served notice to the league that everyone should be very afraid when the Heat come to town.
The Miami Heat entered Thursday night’s contest as the hottest team in the NBA, led by the front-runner for the Most Valuable Player award, LeBron James. By the time the final horn sounded, the Heat had finished off the Oklahoma City Thunder for the sixth straight time, 110-100.
The Miami Heat will have a different lineup on the floor Thursday night than they have in recent weeks after power forward Udonis Haslem didn’t make the trip to Oklahoma City, according to the Palm Beach Post.
The Miami Heat will end the first half of the 2012-2013 NBA season Thursday night with another NBA Finals rematch with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The featured matchup for the NBA’s annual Christmas day lineup of games was a rematch of the 2012 NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat. By the time the final buzzer sounded, one thing was clear…the Thunder still couldn’t beat the Heat.
After a stormy start to the morning for portions of South Florida due some lingering moisture and an area of low pressure in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, the afternoon turned into a pleasant day for most of the area.
For the 2012 Miami Heat, their destiny as champions was born in 2008 at the Olympics and then put into place in the summer of July 2010 when LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh joined forces to chase an NBA Championship.
From the fans packed into the American Airlines Arena to the people watching in bars across 2 counties, a massive cheer went up with the Miami Heat gave South Florida it’s second NBA Championship, erasing the pain of last year’s loss and vindicating Miami’s 3 kings and the team they lead.