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LeBron James Wins First NBA Title as Miami Ousts Oklahoma City

June 21, 2012

LeBron James won his first National Basketball Association championship, scoring 26 points as the Miami Heat won the title with a 121-106 victory tonight against the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder.

Mike Miller added 23 points, including seven 3-pointers, as Miami won the best-of-seven NBA Finals four games to one. The Heat tied an NBA Finals record with 14 3-pointers.

James, 27, a three-time league Most Valuable Player, was playing in his third NBA Finals. The Heat lost in the Finals last year to the Dallas Mavericks.

The Heat built a 10-point halftime margin into a 95-71 lead entering the fourth period. Miller came off the bench to hit all four of his 3-point attempts in the opening two periods and Miami used a 19-4 run to take a 59-49 halftime lead at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami.

Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 32 points and Russell Westbrook added 19.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Rob Gloster at rgloster@bloomberg.net


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