Champs! James' triple-double lifts Heat to title

Champs! James' triple-double lifts Heat to title

Credit: AFP/Getty Images

The Miami Heat celebrate their victory in the NBA Finals after the NBA Finals game between the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder June 21, 2012 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Miami won the series 4-1. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/GettyImages)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 22, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Updated Friday, Jun 22 at 10:10 AM

MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James is a world champion, and the Miami Heat have climbed to the top of NBA.

James capped his title bid with 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, Chris Bosh added 23 points, Dwyane Wade scored 20 points and the Heat finished off the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, winning 121-106.

Mike Miller scored 23 points on 7-for-8 shooting from 3-point range for Miami, which adds this title to the one it claimed in 2006.

Kevin Durant scored 32 points for the Thunder, who took Game 1 of the series and then dropped four straight. James, Wade and Bosh came out with 3:01 left, and the Heat crowd roared the rest of the way.

Visit the photo gallery to the right to see all the celebration.

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