Heat burn past expectations


The Big Three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh lead the Miami Heat to the franchise’s second NBA title.

The Heat won the title defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-106 in Miami for Game 5, winning the series 4-1.

After the Thunder won the first game of the series, the Heat went on to win the next four games to secure the championship.

James scored 26 points, 13 assists, and 11 rebounds in Game 5, for his first triple-double of the season.

He was named the Finals’ MVP; averaging 28 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists in the series against the Thunder.

James also became the 10th player to win the regular season MVP and Finals MVP in same year and the first player since Tim Duncan in 2003.

Wade scored 20 points with eight rebounds and three assists.

Wade and forward Udonis Haslem are the only two players on the current Heat roster, who won the first title for the Heat in 2006.

Bosh won his first NBA title after spending the first seven of his nine year career with the Toronto Raptors.

He contributed with 24 points and seven rebounds in Game 5.

Coming off the bench for the Heat, guard Mike Miller scored 23 points in 23 minutes of playing time in the final game of the series.

Miller made seven of the Heat’s 14 three point shots.

Miller is undecided about what is next for his future because of his recent back injury. Miller, who has two years left on his contract with the Heat, will visit a doctor to determine whether or not he will need to have surgery on his injured back and what the rehab process would be like.

As for the Thunder, it was their first NBA Finals appearance since moving to Oklahoma City, as the team looked to capture the franchise’s second NBA title in its history.

The first and only NBA championship the franchise had won was in 1979, when the team was named the Seattle Supersonics.

Thunder forward Kevin Durant, the NBA’s leading scorer this season, scored 32 points with 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block.

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook scored 19 points with six assist and four rebounds. Guard James Harden scored 19 points with five assists and four rebounds.

The Thunder’s four straight losses made up the teams’ biggest losing streak of the entire season.

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