For the first time all year, a team will enter the Ford Center trying to break a Thunder winning streak, and that team is the Miami Heat. This will be the second and final meeting between the two teams this season, and the Thunder want to finish with a .500 record against the Heat. Miami of course won the earlier match up 105-99, and dominated the first and third quarters of that game. If the Thunder want to continue their winning ways, they are going to have to get out to a quick start.
Of course the biggest challenge of the game will be trying to contain NBA Superstar Dwyane Wade, who helped the Heat get out to that blistering start by throwing down 25 first half points, and finished the game with 38, a total the Thunder will hope to improve on tonight. Things are looking good for that to happen as well with the teams improved defensive play as of late. This is not the same Thunder team the Heat burned in early December. This Thunder team is dominating opponents on the glass and playing stingy defensive, forcing opposing teams into tough shots.
Some other good news for the Thunder is the Heat are in the midst of a very long road trip, 7 games to be exact, and the Thunder are the seventh and final game of the road trip. The Heat haven't played a home game since January 5th, nearly two full weeks ago. That could lead to the Heat being a little more worn out from all the traveling, and also from the game being played as this post is made (Houston Rockets). So the Heat will be playing back to back road games, and their 7th road game in a row, while the Thunder will be putting the wraps on a 3 game home stand, and potentially a home stand in which they did not lose a single game.