The Miami Heat are going to be the 2012 NBA champions. They showed me everything I needed to know to make this proclamation in their amazing fourth quarter in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.
The Heat trailed for the majority of this game. However, they closed the third strong and went into the fourth with the score knotted at 73.
This left the Heat entering the fourth quarter against a team loaded with championship experience. In other words, it seemed rife for a collapse from LeBron James and the Heat on par with their failures in last year's finals.
The collapse didn't happen. In fact, it was the exact opposite. Led by James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, the Heat owned the fourth quarter by the tune of 28-15 and won the game 101-88.
As for the Big Three? Well they accounted for Miami's final 31 points, and that is the kind of result that Pat Riley must have envisioned when when he inked James and Bosh to join forces with Wade. That is also the kind of result that will make them champions.
This win is a King Kong-sized monkey off of the backs of the Heat. They have faced a year of comments ...
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