Thunder, NBA Finals Closed Out Sooner Than They Should Have Been: A Fan's Outlook The Philadelphia 76ers played 13 out of 14 potential games in the NBA playoffs, with the Boston Celtics playing 20 out of a possible 21. Sixers fans like myself endured a rather long and often painful rollercoaster ride in the postseason, to say nothing of the Celtics - but it yielded long and thrilling battles for the rest of the country. NBA Finals 2012: LeBron James is worthy MVP, but Miami Heat win title as a team MIAMI – LeBron James headed to Miami two summers ago, the most prized free agent in NBA history who we all assumed didn't want to shoulder the fame and blame of being that lone special player mainly responsible for a franchise's success — not to mention a Midwestern metropolis's economy. Read full article >> A short NBA Finals, and perhaps a lengthy rivalry The Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade holds the the Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy and LeBron James holds his most valuable player trophy after Game 5 of the NBA finals basketball series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Friday, June 22, 2012, in Miami. NBA Finals: Champs! James' triple-double lifts Heat to title MIAMI (AP) — Music blared and confetti fell, the only celebration LeBron James really wanted in Miami. Not that one two summers ago, the welcoming rally where he boasted of multiple titles, perhaps without realizing how hard it would be to win just one. He dreamed of this moment, with teammates surrounding him and the NBA championship trophy beside him. "You know, my dream has become a reality ... NBA Finals 2012: Series Dissappoints, LeBron James Does Not It's hard to say where exactly it all went wrong, when the NBA Finals went from being a contest between two equally matched teams to a lopsided coronation of the NBA's best player and the teammates who helped him reach the summit. The NBA Finals tipped off a week-and-a-half ago, and most people— myself included —expected an epic seven-game series. We expected to watch the NBA's two premier ... NBA Finals: Heat bury Thunder, LeBron wins first title MIAMI — The decision is final: LeBron James made the right call coming to Miami. Thousands greet Thunder after NBA Finals loss OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Even after losing in the NBA Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder returned home to a heroes' welcome. NBA Finals: Thunder vs. Heat - live! • Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Miami Heat — live! • Miami Heat up 2-1 in series on Oklahoma City Thunder • Use autorefresh or (full-court) press F5 to update page • Email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @HunterFelt with thoughts, commentary or predictions Thunder 77 - Heat 80, 10:30, 4th Quarter: Nick Collison gets a foul, somehow. Maybe the refs are angry at his pursuit of the mysterious ... NBA Finals: How Many Titles Will LeBron James Win? LeBron James is on his way to his promise of eight NBA titles. NBA Finals 2012: Message from a Lakers Fan to LeBron Haters...Shhhh Absolutely nothing went Oklahoma City's way last night. Shots were constantly rimming out, their defense was incredibly poor and Scott Brooks' rotations—or lack thereof—continued to limit the the potential we all see in his team. Between LeBron James putting up a triple-double and the Heat knocking down 14 three-pointers, the inexperienced Thunder had no chance as host Miami closed out the ...
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