NBA Playoffs

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Hawks Lose To Raptors 113-96, Tied With Chicago For #5 Seed

DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Rudy Gay added 22 and the Toronto Raptors ran all over playoff-bound Atlanta, routing the Hawks 113-96 Tuesday night.

04/17/2013

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 21: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat poses for a portrait with the Larry O'Brien and Finals MVP Trophy after winning the Championship against the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game Five of the 2012 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 21, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

A King’s Coronation Silences The Critics

Sometimes, it’s just a superstars’ time to finally win a championship. It happened a few years ago in Miami when Peyton Manning won his first Super Bowl title. It happened again as the final buzzer sounded in Game 5 of the NBA Finals and LeBron James was a champion of the world.

06/22/2012

Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat celebrates with the Larry O'Brien Championship trophy after they won 121-106 against the Oklahoma City Thunder n Game Five of the 2012 NBA Finals on June 21, 2012 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Fun Facts From The Finals

Now that the 2012 NBA Finals are over, it’s time to look back at some of the interesting stats and nuggets from the series that saw the Miami Heat capture its second NBA championship in the last six years.

06/22/2012

Dwyane Wade #3 and Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat celebrates winning the Championship with the Larry O'Brien Trophy against the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game Five of the 2012 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 21, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Heat Championship Parade Set For Monday Morning

Now that the Miami Heat are the 2012 NBA World Champions, all that’s left is to prepare for the championship parade.

06/22/2012

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Heat Are Champions Again After 121-106 Victory!

It took around two years, but Thursday night after a completely dominating performance by the Miami Heat, LeBron James and the rest of the Big Three finally won the NBA Championship with a dominating 120-104 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

06/22/2012

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 19:  Shane Battier #31 of the Miami Heat pulls down a rebound against the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game Four of the 2012 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 19, 2012 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Battier Silences The Haters

Miami Heat forward Shane Battier has pulled off a feat not many athletes can claim in their career. When the Miami Heat hoisted the Larry O’Brien trophy as NBA champions, it marked the end of a long journey for Battier.

06/22/2012

Dwyane Wade at Club Liv after party on June 22, 2012. (Source: CBS4)

Exclusive Video: Heat Stars Celebrate At Club LIV Championship Party

The Miami Heat white hot celebration went from the hard court, to the street, and then to two South Florida premiere hot spots.

06/22/2012

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Heat Shut Down Thunder 104-98 In Game 4

The Miami Heat moved one game closer to it’s second NBA Championship Tuesday night at the AmericanAirlines Arena with a thrilling 104-98 victory in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

06/20/2012

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 19: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat makes a 3-point basket late in the fourth quarter against Thabo Sefolosha #2 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Four of the 2012 NBA Finals on June 19, 2012 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. The Heat won 104-98.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

LeBron’s Late 3-Pointer A Defining Moment

Every superstar who looks to cement a legacy and win a championship has a signature moment. Miami Heat superstar LeBron James needed that moment and he got it late in the fourth quarter of Game 4.

06/20/2012

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Heat Look To Take Commanding Lead In Game 4

The Miami Heat have seen this act before and they are hoping for a much different outcome for the 2012 NBA Finals than what happened in the 2011 NBA Finals.

06/19/2012

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 17: Shane Battier #31 of the Miami Heat defends against the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game Three of the 2012 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 17, 2012 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Battier Keying Heat’s Finals Success

Last summer, the Miami Heat signed forward Shane Battier looking to bolster an already tough defense and hit a key 3-point shot or two in a game. Battier took a while to get warmed up, but as the playoffs have worn on; his game has started to hit a level not even he probably could have expected.

06/19/2012

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LeBron: I Don’t Give A Damn How We Get 4 (Wins)

The Miami Heat stand just two victories away from placing another NBA Championship banner in the rafters of the AmericanAirlines Arena. The Heat know the final two wins will be the hardest of the season, but also know that style points don’t matter at this point.

06/19/2012

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