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Oklahoma City Thunder player James Harden talks to reporters before practice on June 20, 2012 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. The Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder are preparing for Game 5 of their NBA Finals scheduled for June 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/GettyImages)

5-Second Rule: Thunder Say They’ll Know Next Time

Next time, the Oklahoma City Thunder will know the rule. Not knowing it might have cost them Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

97.1 The Ticket–06/21/2012

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Shane Battier’s Pregame Playlist

CBS Local Sports was able to get a look at Battier’s pregame playlist, and as expected, it’s the perfect mix of songs to inspire a veteran playing a for a title.

06/20/2012

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LeBron Too Much For Thunder; Heat Again 2 Wins From Title

The Heat have been here before, two wins from an NBA title. The difference now? LeBron James isn’t letting his head get in the way of his talent.

06/18/2012

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The Comforts Of Home … Aren’t Always Comforts

Just about everything is better for teams at home. The crowds are nicer. The rims are friendlier. The surroundings are more comfortable.

97.1 The Ticket–06/18/2012

AUBURN HILLS, MI - JUNE 1:  (L-R) Chauncey Billups #1, Rasheed Wallace #30, President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars (holding trophy) and Ben Wallace #3 of the Detroit Pistons celebrate their win over the Indiana Pacers in Game six of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2004 NBA Playoffs at The Palace of Auburn Hills on June 1, 2004 in Auburn Hills, Michigan.  The Pistons defeated the Pacers 69-65 and won the 2004 Eastern Conference Championship.  (Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)

Game 2 Draws Best Preliminary TV Rating Since 2004

The NBA Finals’ Game 2 drew the highest preliminary television rating since 2004.

97.1 The Ticket–06/15/2012

Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant speaks after Game 2 of the NBA Finals at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 14, 2012. The Miami Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-96. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

NBA Finals Have Appeal

I have to admit, the NBA Finals actually have appeal.

97.1 The Ticket–06/15/2012

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - JUNE 14: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat waits to resume action against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Two of the 2012 NBA Finals at Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 14, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA Finals: LeBron At His Best? Can KD Be Stopped?

The Miami Heat evened the NBA Finals at one game apiece with a 100-96 victory over the Oklahoma City on Thursday night.

97.1 The Ticket–06/15/2012

Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks against Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat during Game One of the 2012 NBA Finals at Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 12, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein /NBAE via Getty Images)

Durant Powers Thunder Past LeBron’s Heat 105-94

Kevin Durant scored 17 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter, Russell Westbrook added 27 points and 11 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat the Miami Heat 105-94 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

06/13/2012

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Experts Pick The 2012 NBA Finals

97.1 The Ticket–06/12/2012

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NBA Finals Pits LeBron Versus Durant

LeBron James versus Kevin Durant. It is the story of these NBA finals. One of them will emerge with his first championship and probably the title of best player in the game.

06/12/2012

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