The Miami Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder, 121-106, to clinch the National Basketball Association 2012 title on Thursday night, June 21, 2012.
The superstar of the game – James Lebron! James finished the game with a triple-double — 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds. Mike Miller found a perfect time to get hot, hitting seven 3-pointers en route to 23 points while Chris Bosh added 24 points for the team.
“It means everything,” James said moments after the win. “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.”
It’s Miami Heat’s second NBA title following a 2006 triumph and the first for three-times league Most Valuable Player James while team coach Erik Spoelstra became the first Filipino-American coach to win a major league sports title in the United States. Photo (Reuters)