Maybe the third time will be the charm? For Lebron James that is. Making his third appearance in the NBA Finals, King James is looking to continue the dominance he displayed in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics against the young, hot, upstart Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2012 NBA Finals.

Set to kick off tomorrow night at Chesapeake Energy Arena, the NBA Finals pits the Miami Heat and their Big Three of MVP James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh against three-time scoring champion Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Sixth Man of the Year James Harden.

This matchup is the one everyone had been looking for as it features arguably the two best talents in the NBA today – James and Durant. Durant led the Thunder to an impressive six game series victory over the San Antonio Spurs, adding to the already equally impressive dismissals of the reigning champion Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers.

The Heat are under intense pressure to live up to all the hype and expectations of the Big Three joining forces back in the summer of 2010. After the defeat at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks last year in the Finals, they have earned a second chance to claim the elusive ring.

The Heat and Thunder both feature fast-paced, above the rim basketball styles, so the series is sure to be exciting and will generate high ratings for the NBA, even in a lockout-shortened year.

As for tickets to Game 1 in Oklahoma City, prices currently start at $290. Check out the links below for the best deals on all NBA Finals tickets.

So, can the Thunder pick up where they left off? Can the Heat continue their momentum? Will James rise to the occasion or will Durant lead the new force in the Western Conference to a championship? Tune in tomorrow night or check us out for the best deals on the web for NBA finals tickets.

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NBA Finals Average Ticket Prices

City State Venue Name Date Avg. Price
Oklahoma City OK Chesapeake Energy Arena 6/12/2012 $596.27
Oklahoma City OK Chesapeake Energy Arena 6/14/2012 $497.63
Miami FL American Airlines Arena 6/17/2012 $434.55
Miami FL American Airlines Arena 6/19/2012 $510.35
Miami FL American Airlines Arena 6/21/2012 $573.42
Oklahoma City OK Chesapeake Energy Arena 6/24/2012 $588.30
Oklahoma City OK Chesapeake Energy Arena 6/26/2012 $624.18

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