LeBron James and the Miami Heat will be celebrating all night long after clinching the teams first NBA championship since James made his “decision” to jump from the Cleveland Cavaliers.
James once predicted he would win up to seven titles over his career and tonight’s victory pushes him in that direction with a long way still to go.
Now only did James and the Heat win the NBA championship they did it with a dominating 121-102 point victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of the NBA finals.
James won his first Finals MVP award after scoring a rare triple-double in the final game. LeBron also scored a nice victory by winning the Finals MVP and MVP of the year awards in the same season.
Making up for last years NBA Finals loss to the Dallas Mavericks in six games LeBron managed to rack up scoring totals of 30 or more points in 13 of 23 games including two games against the Thunder. James also averaged 29 points in four Finals games. In game 5 LeBron was helped along by his fellow teammates while personally picking up 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds.
Adding to the Miami Heat’s victory was Chris Bosh who knocked down 24 points and Dwayne Wade who added 20 to the mix.
In what could be the final game of his career Mike Miller also came up big with 23 points includes 7 of 8 three-pointers. Point guard Mario Chalmers added 10 and Shane Battier threw down for 11.
The Oklahoma City Thunder weren’t exactly limping along, Kevin Durant scored 32 points and Russel Westbrook added 19 while the struggling James Harden scored 19 points. Unfortunately for the Thunder they were not able to create an all around equaled performance from their bench and ultimately fell to the Miami Heat.