Everything went right in the third quarter for Miami. That’s not hyperbole. Scott Brooks would tell you so himself. We’re not sure we’ve seen quite a sequence like that all season, from the corner threes by Chris Bosh (why not? 25 points, seven boards) to the blocks by LeBron and Wade on the other end. Bosh was even throwing down finger guns. Even if those OKC buckets had gone, they were too far gone. Kevin Durant‘s 32 points and 11 boards were huge numbers but didn’t matter past halfway through the third. That’s a testament to the Heat’s dominance. The blocks turned it into a sound chamber especially when they were followed by Wade’s and-one and ANOTHER Miller three. There was a person in the crowd shot waving a “Sweden 4 the Heat” sign like crazy after those. Meanwhile, Harden couldn’t make a layup and then Russell Westbrook (19 points) and Harden followed with desperation threes. And there was still a minute to go in the third, with a 25-point lead. You could see Juwan Howard primed to break off those tearaways for some action late in the game. … It’s a milestone win for Howard though, becoming the first of the Fab Five to win an NBA championship. Shane Battier, too, becomes the second Duke player under Coach K to win an NBA title. Miller’s aging joints get theirs and we’re not going to be surprised if retires tomorrow. And you know what? Let’s give it up to watching a ridiculously good Thunder team get even better. More than anything, this game is too good to keep blasting a player as good as LeBron is when he’s won his first title at the same age as MJ with his first. Seeing him dancing on the sideline with Bob McAdoo was special (of course, same was watching Durant cry on his mother’s shoulder in the tunnel. Crushing) “The Decision”? Terrible. But he’s matured himself the last season and this was his crowning. Let’s talk about something else now — namely and unlike last season — that there’s a guaranteed season right around the corner. … The NBA had its first-ever Social Media Awards and Jeremy Lin took home the Epic Award for his game against LA in February when he dropped 38 and made everyone’s head spin on Twitter. The fans’ favorite plays of the year went to Blake Griffin, and Kobe Bryant earned #Trendsetter, for the most mentions. The dunk that went most viral? Gerald Green‘s head-at-the-rim job. We won’t disagree with that at all. … Who’s got the top-selling jersey outside the U.S.? Why it’s Kobe again on top. D-Rose followed him with LeBron, Garnett and Dwight Howard rounding out the top five. … We’re out like the Heat.
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