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NBA Finals Game Five – Heat Clinic Clinches Title

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Michael Garcia - June 23, 2012

The Miami Heat did just about everything right and there really wasn't anything Oklahoma City could do about it.

Heat 121 - Thunder 106

Once again the Heat had a role player have a game for the ages. Mike Miller set an NBA Finals record for most three pointers by a non-starter with 7 treys on 8 attempts. Unreal. OKC's Russell Westbrook followed up his incredible game 4 (when he was 20-32 from the floor) by going 4-20 from the field. Not good.

Of course the story is that LeBron James shouldn't ever have to hear about not being clutch again. You can't really get more clutch than notching a triple double in a closeout game in the Finals. His efforts resulted in being named Finals MVP, which was about as big of a shock as the sun rising this morning.

It's funny to think now that just two series ago, tons of people were saying Indiana was going to beat Miami and that Dwyane Wade should be traded. I still don't think Erik Spoelstra is the best coach, but now I don't think they need to get rid of him as much as I used to. The team plays hard for him and they've gone to two straight Finals, so why rock the boat?

If you're into that kind of thing, both Miami and OKC are 3-1 to win the title next year.

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