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A look back at the Miami Heat’s championship run


Game 1: Five players scored in double figures, including 27 points by LeBron James, in the Heat’s 110-87 victory in the first game of the postseason.

Game 2: Led by Birdman Chris Andersen, (who else?), the Heat scored 12 points in a row to begin the fourth quarter and rolled to a 98-86 victory to take a 2-0 lead in the series.

Game 3: The Bucks led 61-55 when its in-arena video wizards said “Queen James.” From there, the Heat outscored Milwaukee 49-30 and went on to win Game 3 104-91 at Bradley Center.

Game 4: LeBron James’ powerful, emphatic basket with 2:41 left gave the Heat a 16-point lead, sent Dwyane Wade out of his chair in celebration and sent the Heat into the second-round of the playoffs.


Game 1: On the night LeBron James received his fourth MVP Award, the Bulls Jimmy Butler and Joakim Noah corralled James, allowing the Bulls to steal the win.

Game 2: After being shoved around and embarrassed in Game 1, the Heat pushed back in Game 2 and kicked the door down against Chicago in a 115-78 victory at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Game 3: A 104-94 victory against the Bulls in Game 3 was the Heat third consecutive playoff victory at Chicago’s shrine of basketball dating back to 2010. This victory put Miami on cruise control.

Game 4: LeBron James had 27 points and the Heat defeated the Bulls 88-65 at United Center to take a commanding 3-1 lead against the depleted Bulls. All was all downhill for Chicago from here.

Game 5: The surprising dunk by Norris Cole gave the Heat a much-needed burst of energy — and the lead — and from there Miami held on to defeat the Bulls 94-91 to clinch its Eastern Conference semifinals 4-1.


Game 1: LeBron James, who finished with a triple-double, was the hero, scoring the game-winner at the buzzer for the overtime victory.

Game 2: In a back-and-forth series from the beginning, Indiana defeated the Heat 97-93 at AmericanAirlines Arena to knot the best-of-7 Eastern Conference finals at 1-1 and give the Pacers some confidence.

Game 3: Faced with its first true test of this year’s postseason, the Heat blasted the Pacers 114-96 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Game 4: After stealing back home-court advantage on Sunday, the Heat’s advantage in the Eastern Conference finals took a hit with a 99-92 loss at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Game 5: Chris Andersen was ejected and LeBron James gave new meaning to the phrase “hero ball,” shooting Miami out of danger with a sequence of jump shots that put the Heat ahead for good.

Game 6: The Pacers defeated the Heat 91-77 in Game 6 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse after LeBron James lost his cool and picked up a technical foul for a bizarre full-court sprint after a controversial call.

Game 7: The Heat electrified the crowd at AmericanAirlines Arena and the city at large with a 99-76 blowout of the Indiana Pacers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals to advance to The Finals.


Game 1: After leading for most of the game, the Heat’s offense collapsed and Miami lost to the Spurs 92-88 to go down 1-0 in the best-of-7 championship at home.

Game 2: In perhaps the biggest game of his professional career, Mario Chalmers led all scorers with 19 points in the Heat’s 103-84 victory to even the series against the San Antonio Spurs.

Game 3: With LeBron James once again struggling offensively, Miami lost to the Spurs 113-77 at AT&T Center and fell behind 2-1 in the best-of-7 series. The blowout humbled Miami.

Game 4: Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and LeBron James combined to score 85 points in the Heat’s 109-93 victory against the Spurs at San Antonio’s AT&T Center to tie the NBA Finals at 2-2.

Game 5: Miami’s championship hopes now teeter on the edge of oblivion after Sunday’s 114-104 loss to the Spurs in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Miami faced elimination in the Finals for the first time in two years.

Game 6: It will be remembered as the night Ray Allen saved a championship for the Miami Heat. Allen hit a three-pointer to force overtime and then made a key defensive play in the final seconds of the win.

Game 7: That’s three titles for a town and two crowns for its king. With a season, a playoffs, an NBA Finals and a Game 7 that will echo for years to come, the Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 on Thursday night at AmericanAirlines Arena to win it’s second NBA championship in a row and cap the most exciting two weeks in South Florida sports history.

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