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Heat Vs. Thunder, NBA Finals 2012 Game 5: Miami Wins NBA Title With Dominating 121-106 Victory

The Miami Heat are the 2012 NBA Champions. The Heat completed a gentleman's sweep of the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night, blowing them out 121-106 to win their fourth straight Finals game and clinch the title. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade were taken out of the game with three minutes to play, as Miami led by as many as 27 points in the final 12 minutes. It was a dominating performance all around, with six players in double figures as the Heat put up better than 50 percent from the floor and better than 55 percent from behind three-point range.

But as you would expect, it came down to 2012 MVP LeBron James. He was absolutely incredible yet again, finishing off his remarkable 2012 Playoffs run with a triple-double. James continually set up his shooters as the Heat poured it on, matching his playoff-career high 13 assists while adding 26 points and 11 rebounds. He hit all the open men at the right time as the offense was in perfect form thanks to its perfect superstar. The monkey off his back, he celebrated with his team on the sidelines over the final three minutes of jubilation. Video of the celebration:

Stick with this StoryStream for all your news throughout the 2012 NBA Finals. For more on the Heat, visit Peninsula Is Mightier. For the opponent's perspective throughout the series, visit Welcome To Loud City and SB Nation Kansas City. For all your Finals analysis, visitSB Nation's NBA hub.

Photographs by, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.