Miami Heat Are NBA Champions
The Heat had contributors all over the court, but LeBron James was the star with a triple double with 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, while Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade added 23 and 20 points respectively.
The big surprise was Mike Miller off the bench, hitting seven three-pointers to finish with 23 points
OKC struggled to respond and the match was over as a contest at three-quarter time as Miami blew out to a 25-point lead, with Kevin Durant leading the way with 32 points, while Russell Westbrook didn’t have his best day with 4 from 20 shooting, scoring 19 points.
The Thunder were always trailing to the Heat who scored big points early, but the visitors closed to within five points in the third quarter, before a Durant turnover led to Mario Chalmers hitting a three and it blew out once again.
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said: “All of us are in this, I know I’m in this, for the competition. The competition to be able to put together a team, to sacrifice, to give to something that’s bigger than yourself, that’s what’s gratifying.”
Star man LeBron James, who clinched his first ever NBA title in his ninth season, added: “It means everything. I made a difficult decision to leave Cleveland but I understood what my future was about … I knew we had a bright future (in Miami). This is a dream come true for me. This is definitely when it pays off.”
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