The Thunder are set to open the 2012 NBA playoff at home in the friendly confines of the the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Saturday, against the defending NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks.

The Oklahoma City Thunder had a great regular season and finished with a 47-19 and are locked into the # 2 seed in the Western Conference  and are ready to open the 2012 NBA playoffs,against the defending World Champion Dallas Mavericks on Saturday in Oklahoma City.

This will not be an easy series against the Mavericks as these have something to prove as the defending champions. The Thunder are 4-1 against the Dallas Mavericks, averaging 95.8 points per game while only giving up 92.6 to the Dallas Mavericks.

Al the fun of the 2012 NBA Playoffs starts at 8:30 pm Saturday evening at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, and the game can be seen on ESPN. It's time to Thunder Up and cheer the Thunder on to victory.