AND LEBRON JAMES FINALLY GETS THE RING THAT HAS BEEN SO ELUSIVE!
First of all, CONGRATULATIONS to the Miami Heat team, staff and organization on a fantastic season, an even better playoff run and a phenomenal finals run. They are the 2012 NBA Finals Champions and where better to do it than in your team’s hometown in front of your hometown fans!
Straying away from the normal format, it was ALL Miami tonight. They got out there and took out any chance of a comeback by the Oklahoma City Thunder while making plays and getting good looks on the floor. It was ABSOLUTE domination on their part. OKC just couldn’t get it together on defense, getting in a lot of foul trouble and giving up easy buckets left and right. Miami was focused and they took Game 5 and the NBA Championship trophy into history with a 121 – 106 victory.
Kevin Durant had a great performance on the night. 32 pts with 3 from deep. Got the double double with 11 reb and added 3 ast, 1 blk and 2 stl.
Russell Westbrook and Harden both had 19. It was a bad night for Westbrook, going 4/20 on the night, 0/5 from deep. The steam he had from the previous game came to a halt in this one. Trips to the line kept him alive.
James Harden had 4 reb and 5 ast to top off his night.
Miami, Miami, Miami…
Let’s start with Mike Miller. He decorated the bench the first four games, but this game his name rang throughout the arena. 23 pts off the bench, hitting 7 of 8 from behind the arc, 21 of his pts. The other 2 pts came from the foul line.
Now to the Big 3, starting with Chris Bosh, who finished with 24 on the night. 9 of 14 on the night and 7 reb.
Dwayne Wade had a big game with 20. Stat sheet stuffer with 8 reb, 3 ast, 3 blk and 2 stl.
Now onto LeBron James, who picks up his first championship and his first Bill Russell Finals MVP Award, finished with a TRIPLE DOUBLE of 26 pts, 11 reb and 13 ast, added 2 blk and a stl to that total. His passing was something of fiction stories. He found the open man almost every time. Great team play, very unselfish player. He got into the rhythm. He finally figured out what he was capable of, GREATNESS. He stopped playing with hate in his heart, learned to the love the game again and it all paid off as he gets his ring. You could see the joy in this man’s face in the final minutes of the game.
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