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08:15 AM ET 06.22 | Mike Miller, hobbling around during the game, did as much as anyone to keep the Thunder from thinking comeback. [Miller] made 7 of 8 three-point attempts, one shy of Ray Allen's Finals record for 3-pointers made. For Heat fans, it was both therapeutic and painful to watch. One minute, Miller might be hunched over, hands on knees, trying to take pressure off his spine. The next, he was putting pressure on the Thunder. ... Miller is 32, a first-round pick from Florida in his 12th season, with no guarantee he'll be able to avoid retirement or back surgery -- or both -- in the off-season. Until he joined the Heat last season, he had only sniffed the playoffs. If this is what it took for him to win his first NBA championship, so be it.

The Palm Beach Post

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June 22, 2012  08:18 AM ET

Not one... not two... not three... not four or five.... but SEVEN THREE-POINTERS!

June 22, 2012  08:26 AM ET
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Not one... not two... not three... not four or five.... but SEVEN THREE-POINTERS!

"Not one... not two... not three... not four or five.... but SEVEN "...thought you were predicting future rings for James & Co.

June 22, 2012  08:36 AM ET
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"Not one... not two... not three... not four or five.... but SEVEN "...thought you were predicting future rings for James & Co.

As a LBJ fan, I actually don't care about anymore rings past this one. Anything else is a bonus. But seeing him dish the assists to Miller brought memories of Jordan to Paxson.... Jordan to BJ... everybody loves the 3-point daggers.

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June 22, 2012  08:38 AM ET
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Not one... not two... not three... not four or five.... but SEVEN THREE-POINTERS!

Nice!

I loved his answer for why he was lighting them up.

Miller said quite simply, "Lebron"

Hell of a game from that young man, hell of a game!

June 22, 2012  08:41 AM ET

Thought it was a great move by the front office to sign him. To watch him play has been painful. My hats off to the man and what he did to help his team win the NBA Championship. If this is how he has to go out, it's not a bad way to have to do it.

June 22, 2012  08:43 AM ET
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Nice! I loved his answer for why he was lighting them up.Miller said quite simply, "Lebron"Hell of a game from that young man, hell of a game!

For sure! He shot the lights out old man back and all, reminded me of his time at University of Florida

June 22, 2012  08:43 AM ET
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As a LBJ fan, I actually don't care about anymore rings past this one. Anything else is a bonus. But seeing him dish the assists to Miller brought memories of Jordan to Paxson.... Jordan to BJ... everybody loves the 3-point daggers.

I agree.
It is fun to watch.

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June 22, 2012  08:56 AM ET
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I mean-lets not get crazy......he had one good game so did chalmers.....battier was unconcious too.You guys paid miller 30 million dollars to be basically a bench warmer for 2 years.Granted he stepped up, but that was NOT a 'great' signing

I thought it was great at the time of the signing. Turns out, not so much. Take from my comment that Miller, if he has played his last game, goes out on a very high note.

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June 22, 2012  09:05 AM ET

Good morning everyone. Congratulations again to the Heat for winning the 2012 NBA Championship. After watching the exit interviews, I now believe that OKC just might be back in the Finals next year just because of how Westbrook and Durant conducted themselves and responded to all the questions. Two very grounded young men. They will work hard, make everyone on that team work hard, in the the summer and come back next year hungry for another run. Just watch. The Western Conference should be very worried...IMO.

June 22, 2012  09:08 AM ET
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I mean-lets not get crazy......he had one good game so did chalmers.....battier was unconcious too.You guys paid miller 30 million dollars to be basically a bench warmer for 2 years.Granted he stepped up, but that was NOT a 'great' signing

You forget that Miller was big in the playoffs last year too. That's why they signed him -- for his big play in the playoffs. Haslem gave them a big lift in last year's playoffs too after being injured all season. Battier might not have had a good season statistically, but came up big in the Finals. 2 Finals in a row, and the championship. I'd say it was a good investment.

And don't tell me OKC didn't do the same thing with Fisher, hoping to add some veteran help for the playoffs...

As for Chalmers, he's a lot like Battier and Haslem. Their value doesn't show up in the box scores, but it doesn't mean they're not playing well. On the other hand, he does have his bonehead moments -- and so does Westbrook. Hopefully, less bonehead moments for both of them in the future.

June 22, 2012  09:18 AM ET
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Now that Lebron won, will he stay humble as he did this playoffs? Will he continue to be the better person? Or will his ego get bigger? I hope not. Stay humble Lebron and remember where you came from. Being arrogant and cocky like last year didn't work for you.

Man... you are really surprising me. You've really tempered down on the LBJ quips. I truly am in the twilight zone! Next, Lostwill is gonna' mention he sent Gloria a Happy Mothers' Day card.

June 22, 2012  09:18 AM ET
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Good morning everyone. Congratulations again to the Heat for winning the 2012 NBA Championship. After watching the exit interviews, I now believe that OKC just might be back in the Finals next year just because of how Westbrook and Durant conducted themselves and responded to all the questions. Two very grounded young men. They will work hard, make everyone on that team work hard, in the the summer and come back next year hungry for another run. Just watch. The Western Conference should be very worried...IMO.

They have a chance to get right back.

Durant is a great player he needs to just get a bit stronger so he can get into the post a litte more often. Harden should be ok but I think you guys need one post player that can score or rebound. Westbrook is a great scoring threat streaky but relentless attacker

June 22, 2012  09:33 AM ET
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I'm still wondering how OKC can let basically a crippled dude go off on 3 pointers without a body on him. Miller didn't even attempt to run back half the time when he was on court - The guy looks like he is in constant pain....

I think the reality that 'now was not their time' set in.

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