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NBA Finals Game 5 3rd Quarter - Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Part 2

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LeBron James left behind the hate and went back to playing basketball with "love and dedication." The result was his first National Basketball Association championship. James scored 26 points and the Miami Heat tied an NBA Finals record with 14 3-pointers in a 121-106 victory against the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder to clinch their first title since 2006. James, chosen the Most Valuable Player in the Finals, also had 13 assists and 11 rebounds. Mike Miller added 23 points, including seven 3-pointers, as Miami won the best-of-seven series four games to one a year after losing to Dallas in the Finals in James's first year with the Heat. "I know what got me to this point: hard work and dedication," James said during the trophy ceremony. "Last year I played with a lot of hate. I play this game with love and dedication." It has been almost two years since James, 27, walked away from his home-state team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, in a made- for-television announcement ridiculed by Cavs owner Dan Gilbert. James, who signed a six-year, $110 million deal with Miami, promised 13,000 fans at AmericanAirlines Arena that the Heat would win multiple championships. The title comes one year after James was criticized for his performance in the Finals when the Heat lost the last three games to the Mavericks. James was held to eight points on 3-of- 11 shooting in the pivotal Game 4 of that series, his lowest scoring output in more than five years. "It's about damn time," James said last night. Extra Tags:Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Miami Heat Game 4 highlights plays game recap basketball sports nba finals 2012 playoffs 2012 NBAClipz NBA Heat vs. Thunder -- FULL HIGHLIGHTS GAME RECAP || NBA Finals 2012 Game 4 || 6.19.12 Heat vs. Thunder -- FULL HIGHLIGHTS GAME Spoelstra Miami Heat win 2012 NBA Finals 2012 NBA Finals Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Game 5 five highlights Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Miami Heat game 5 one highlights 2012 nba finals Heat vs. Thunder full highlights game recap nba playoffs 2012 nba finals 2012 James Dwayne wade Chris bosh Shane battier Mario Chalmers Udonis Haslem Norris Cole mike miller Miami Heat Lebron James Chris Bosh Dwyane Wade Mario Chalmers Shane Battier Norris Cole Mike Miller Eddy Curry James Jones Dexter Pittman Joel Anthony Udonis Haslem James Jones Erik Spoelstra Kevin Durant Russell Westbrook Kendrick Perkins Serge Ibaka Derek Fisher Nick Collison James Harden Lazar Hayward Nazr Mohammed Thabo Sefolosha Cole Aldrich