NBA Finals Odds: Miami Heat Win the 2012 NBA Championship
Friday, June 22, 2012
by Bovada Sportsbook
With a chance to win the first championship in his NBA career LeBron James wasn't going to let this opportunity slip away. The Miami Heat came out firing versus the Oklahoma City Thunder, riding that momentum to a 121-106 victory. NBA odds made the Heat three-point favorites in the game, and Miami Heat easily blew that line out of the water.
The Thunder and Heat both subbed out their starters with plenty time remaining, as their was little chance of a comeback. Meanwhile Heat fans were chanting Kanye West's "Power", perhaps an homage to the power that James now wields in Miami. The regular season MVP finished with 26 points, 11 reboudns, and 13 assists, his amazing series garnered him Finals MVP honors.
"It's about damn time," James said on the winners podium. "This mean everything. I made a difficult decision to leave Cleveland, I knew we had a bright future here and for me it is dream come true."
James didn't do it alone, every game in this series had another member of the Heat step up. Tonight it was 3-point specialist Mike Miller, the oft-injured forward came out of nowhere to score 23 points, including 7 of 8 from downtown. Dwyane Wade chipped in 20 while Chris Bosh had 24 points and seven rebounds. Kevin Durant was the only Thunder player who had a solid outing, finishing with 32 points and 11 rebounds. Russell Westbrook, coming off a 43-point performance in Game 5, had 19 points and shot an abysmal 4-20 from the field.
The Heat were favored in the best-of-seven series and easily showed why oddsmakers had faith in them.
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