Watch NBA Finals 2012 Oklahoma City Thunder vs Miami Heat Game 5 Live Stream Online Free. This is a win or go home game for the OKC team. As for the Heat, if they win, this would be King James' first NBA championship win.
LeBron James is proving that he made the right decision to leaveClevelandand take his talents toSouthBeach, as his Miami Heat teammates picked him up in a big way on Tuesday night in a 104-98 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 4 of the 2012 NBA Finals.
The Heat have been sent out as 3.5-point home favorites in Game 5 of the best-of-seven series (courtesy of SBR Forum), as the total stands at 193.
James scored a team-high 26 points, but spent the final moments of Game 4 on the sidelines due to a leg injury, which appeared to be cramping. The 2012 NBA MVP is just a win away from winning his first-ever championship.
The Heat have a great opportunity to close things out in Game 5 on Thursday night inside the American Airlines Arena, considering they've won all five games this year when favored by 3.5 to six points, while the Thunder have dropped four of five games when being placed as an underdog in the same range.
Oklahoma City is going to need the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year to step up in order to send this series back to Chesapeake Energy Arena, as Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook can't do it all on their own. James Harden has scored just 17 combined points in the last two games inMiami.
The natural progression of the NBA is starting to come to light in this series, with the more experienced team making more plays down the stretch.
James' haters better start creating a new script over the next 48 hours, as he'll likely be celebrating with his teammates at this time on Thursday.
I predicted the Heat to win this series in seven games, but I'll settle for five.
Oklahoma Citydefeated the defending-champion Mavericks in the opening round, then beat Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, who won NBA titles in 2009-10. The Thunder got into the Finals by ousting the San Antonio Spurs, who won championships in 2005 and 2007, tied for the league’s best regular-season record at 50-16 and won their first 10 playoff games.
Thunder coach Scott Brooks said the Heat will be his team’s most challenging opponent yet.
“They have some of the best players at their positions in the league,” Brooks said. “James, Wade, Bosh, they are amazing players, they can score without screens, they can score with screens, they can help their teammates score. It’s going to be two competitive teams going at each other.”