Friday, June 22, 2012

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

2012 NBA Finals: Oklahoma City Thunder Vs Miami Heat, Game 5 Oklahoma City Thunder 106, Miami Heat 121

Miami heat won Game 5, 121–106, to win the trophy and the series, four games to one. OKC Thunder kept it close in the first half, but they were outscored by 14 in the third quarter, with Miami leading as much as 27 at one point. Miami was powered by strong performances of the big three LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. Mike Miller, had a 7 for 8 for three-point performance with 23 points. Miller replaced Wade because Wade was in foul trouble in the first half, with Coach Erik Spoelstra telling the variously-injured veteran the Heat just needed him to hold the fort until the 2nd quarter began; when Miller hit two three-pointers, Spoelstra asked him if he could keep playing and Miller said yes, leading to 23 minutes on the court that were critical in blowing the game open for Miami. The team tied an NBA Finals record for most 3-pointers in a game with 14. With three minutes remaining in the game, both teams took their starters out of the game, with the Heat still leading by more than 20 points. With their Game 5 win, the Heat won their second NBA championship in team history, and the first for several Heat players, including James, who was named the NBA Finals MVP after averaging 28.6 points, 10.2 rebounds and 7.4 assists in the finals, capping it all off with his first triple double of the season in the final game.

For the Thunder, Kevin Durant had 32 points, and 11 rebounds; Russell Westbrook had 19 points and 6 assists; and James Harden led the bench with 19 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds.

The Heat became just the third home team to sweep the middle three games of a Finals series since the NBA switched to the 2–3–2 format in 1985, the other two being their 2006 team and the 2004 Detroit Pistons. They also joined the 2004 Pistons and 1995 Houston Rockets as the only lower seeded team to win the Finals in 5 games or less. In addition, they became the first team to win the NBA Finals after trailing in three different series in the postseason, 1–2 against Indiana, 2–3 against Boston, and 0–1 against Oklahoma City. Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem are the only Heat players to win both 2006 and 2012 NBA championships for the Miami Heat, while head coach Erik Spoelstra earned a 2nd ring to go with the one he earned as an assistant for the 2006 team. The Heat's second title also made them the first franchise in the NBA's Southeast Division with multiple titles (the Atlanta Hawks won the title in 1958 while they were based in St. Louis, and the Washington Wizards won in 1978, while the Orlando Magic and Charlotte Bobcats have not won any NBA titles as of 2013) and they remain the only expansion team in the past 25 years to ever win a title, let alone two.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

2012 NBA Finals: Oklahoma City Thunder Vs Miami Heat, Game 4 Oklahoma City Thunder 98, Miami Heat 104

Oklahoma City Thunder loss to Miami Heat in game 4, 104–98, Miami is now up three games to one in the series.

In the first quarter, Oklahoma City Thunder made a run and had a 33–19 lead at the end of the first quarter. However, the Miami Heat rallied and cut the Thunder's lead to 49–46 at halftime, Norris Cole made two huge three-pointers.

The game was neck-and-neck throughout most of the third quarter, with Miami holding a 4-point lead at the start of fourth period. For the final 16 minutes of the game, Russell Westbrook (made 43 points) and Kevin Durant (28 points) were the only two Oklahoma City players able to score. With the other Thunder players struggling to make their shots, Miami was able to pull away in the end. Heroics from  LeBron James, Mario Chalmers and Dwyane Wade sealed the win for Miami.

LeBron James led the Heat with 26 points, including a clutch three pointer. He sit out the final two minutes of the game due to leg cramps. Mario Chalmers scored 25 points.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

2012 NBA Finals: Oklahoma City Thunder Vs Miami Heat, Game 3 Oklahoma City Thunder 85, Miami Heat 91

Miami Heat won Game 3, 91-85, to lead the series two games to one. Miami Heat's halftime lead was 47–46 then the Oklahoma City Thunders began the third quarter barrage with a 10–4 run. They build a 10-point lead midway through the period. However, Miami scored the last seven points in the third quarter to regain the lead at 69–67. With 7:36 remaining in the game, the Thunder came back to retake the lead at 77–76, but the Heat then scored eight unanswered points to build an 84–77 advantage with 3:47 left. A 6–0 run by Oklahoma City pulled them within one point of Miami with 90 seconds left, but the Thunder could not score again for the rest of the game while the Heat made five insurance free throws.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

2012 NBA Finals: Oklahoma City Thunder Vs Miami Heat, Game 2 Miami Heat 100, Oklahoma City Thunder 96

Oklahoma City Thunder fall to the Miami Heat 100-96 in Game 2, squaring the series at one game a piece and giving the Thunder their first home playoff loss of the season. Miami never trailed, they build a 27–15 first quarter lead, and hold a 17-point advantage during the game. The Thunder attempted a comeback in fourth quarter, and with 37 seconds left in the game, Thunder's Kevin Durant made a three-pointer to cut the deficit, 98–96. After the Heat failed to score on their next possession, Kevin Durant missed a jump shot along the baseline that would have tied the game. LeBron James led the Heat with 32 points.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

2012 NBA Finals: Oklahoma City Thunder Vs Miami Heat, Game 1 Miami Heat 94, Oklahoma City Thunder 105

The OKC Thunder beat the Heat, 105–94, in Game 1. Miami Heat has lead for most of the first three quarters, including a 13-point lead at one point in the second quarter. Howerver, the Miami Heat made five three-pointers to cease a 29–22 lead by the end of the first quarter, but Oklahoma City Thunders kept on pace with Miami to keep the score at 54–47 by halftime. The Thunder then overcame the Heat defense and took the lead for good with 16 seconds left in third quarter after Russell Westbrook made a free throw to make it 74–73. Kevin Durant led Oklahoma City with 36 points, while Westbrook had 27. LeBron James led the Heat with 30 points, but was held to one basket during the first eight minutes of the fourth quarter.