LeBron James' Triple Double Leads Heat To NBA Title June 22, 2012 22:43
Last night, LeBron James put on a show in front of an adoring home crowd, finishing the game with a magnificent triple-double, to lead his Miami Heat to a convincing 121-106 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder, in game five of the NBA Finals.
LeBron finished the game with an impressive 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, picking up the NBA Finals MVP award, for his efforts in the five game series.
This is the first time James has won an NBA title after previously missing out, having got to the NBA Finals in 2007 against the San Antonio Spurs, and last year against the Dallas Mavericks.
James has been under fire in recent years, having left the Cleveland Cavaliers in less than ideal circumstances, after making the 'decision' to play for the Miami Heat two seasons ago. Now, the three times NBA MVP has proven all the haters wrong, by winning his first NBA title.
The Heat's Mike Miller hit seven threes in game five, to finish 7 of 8 from downtown. He finished with 23 points in only 23 minutes of playing time.
Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 32 points and 11 rebounds, but the three times scoring champion did not get much help from his teammates during the game. Thunder guard, Russell Westbrook, finished with 19 points on only 4 of 20 shooting, but made 11 of his 13 free throws.