Miami Heat Win NBA Finals, Defeat Oklahoma City 121-106 in Game 5

Jun 21, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) celebrates with the Larry O'Brien Trophy after winning the NBA championship in game five of the 2012 NBA Finals at the American Airlines Arena. The Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-106. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Congratulations to the Miami Heat! With a 121-106 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Heat won the NBA Finals tonight, bringing the Larry O'Brien Trophy back to Miami for the second time in team history. The Championship also gives LeBron James and Chris Bosh their first rings, while Dwayne Wade picks up his second (2006 w/ Heat).

The player of the game for Game 5, however, was Mike Miller, who was dialed in from three point range. Miller drained three-after-three, going 7-for-8 during the game.

LeBron James had 26 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists tonight, and 2 blocks and was named the Finals MVP. Dwayne Wade added 20 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 blocks. Chris Bosh had 24 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 blocks.

For the Thunder, Kevin Durant had a game high 32 points, 11 rebounds, a 3 assists. Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 4 rebounds, and 6 assists, while James Harden added 17 points, 4 rebounds, and 5 assists.

You can, of course, head over to The Peninsula is Mightier, SB Nation's Miami Heat blog, to get more coverage from the game and the celebration.

As for what this Championship means for the Miami Dolphins - it simply means the Heat have once again thrown down the gauntlet as they continue to establish themselves as The Miami team, a spot the Dolphins have held forever. If the Dolphins cannot figure out how to start winning soon, they may soon find themselves behind the Heat and Miami Marlins (1997 and 2003), who both have two championships, and possibly even the Florida Panthers, who won their division this past NHL season, claiming their first playoff berth in 12 seasons, in terms of fan attention.

But, for tonight, and until the Dolphins training camp opens in July, Miami, enjoy celebrating the Heat's championship!

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