The Thunder won’t have to wait too long for a chance at a little redemption.
According to the Sun-Sentinel, the Thunder will play the Heat on Christmas in Miami. A day saved for the NBA’s most marquee games, this is now three straight seasons the Thunder have played on Christmas, though the first on the road. In 2010, they defeated the Denver Nuggets at home and in 2011 after not being included in the original 82-game schedule, Oklahoma City kicked off the season against the Orlando Magic, winning handily.
Meaning, the Thunder have had some good luck on Christmas going 2-0. But this is a road game and one that includes the bitter taste of a Finals defeat. A return to the scene in Miami where it all went horribly wrong in Game 5.
The full NBA schedule should be out soon.