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Miami Wins 2012 Championship: "Other Guys" Make Difference

LeBron James certainly earned his NBA FInals MVP Award with another triple double in game five of the series to finish with an average of 28.6 points, 10.2 rebounds and 7.4 assists in the series. He was too much for the Oklahoma City Thunder inside and when he was double teamed he set up his teammates on the outside.

But as Surya Fernandez of Peninsula Is Mightier said, it was the contributions of the "other guys" on the Heat that helped push Miami up and over the crest:

"This time the team wasn't just about the Big 3, though they each played masterfully to their strengths. This series was also about 'the other guys': Shane Battier's defense and deadly accuracy beyond the arc, Mario Chalmers' confidence, and young Norris Cole playing quality minutes in a limited but critical role."

Add in the play of Mike Miller who made seven of eight three-point attempts in game five and the Heat had several players making significant contributions outside of James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

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