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Miami Heat vs Oklahoma City Thunder takes place on Thursday night in what should be an electric game as the NBA season picks up the pace. The game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
Lebron James has been on fire in recent weeks. As the season heads into the All Star break, James has already made sure there is only one name on everyone's lips about who will be the league's MVP this year.
James has set an NBA record by posting six straight games of scoring at least 30 points while at the same time shooting 60 percent or better.
Kevin Durant, another player most would consider in the running for the league's MVP this year, has in comparison only managed to hit both of those marks in five games so far this season - showing just how amazing James is playing right now.
Durant has said, "I always feel that I have to raise the bar for myself every single day. I think I'm competing against the goals I set for myself at the beginning of the season, throughout the season and seeing if I can be better than that," according to NBA.com.
He added, "Of course, LeBron James is a really good friend of mine, a big inspiration, a guy I looked up to in high school, middle school, just hearing about him when he was in high school and being the No.1 pick out of high school was a pretty big accomplishment and now the stuff he's doing now, of course he's a big inspiration. I want to get there as well, so I just got to keep working."
Durant finished second to James last season as well in the MVP voting, and also suffered the disappointment in the NBA Finals, as the Thunder were overpowered by the Heat in five games.
This match up tonight will re-ignite the rivalry between the two and should be a game that all basketball fans enjoy.
Miami Heat vs Oklahoma City Thunder tips off at 8 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.