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Friday, June 22, 2012

NBA : LeBron James inspires Miami Heat to NBA title

An inspirational performance from LeBron James helped the Miami Heat secure the NBA title with a 121-106 victory in Game 5 and a 4-1 series victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

James won his first NBA title after weighing in with 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds. Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and Mike Miller all scored 20 points or more, with Miller scoring seven of eight three-point attempts.

The Miami Heat, who won their only previous championship in 2006, led 31-26 after the first quarter and stretched that advantage to 59-49 at half-time. A run of 16 unanswered points helped them move 95-71 ahead at the end of the third quarter and they coasted to a comfortable victory.

LeBron James was also voted the Most Valuable Player of the series and said of the NBA title win : "It means everything. This is a dream come true for me."

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