The Heat topped the Celtics 101-88 to win their second straight Eastern Conference Finals crown, behind 31 points and 12 rebounds from James.
After falling to the Dallas Mavericks in six games in last season's finals, the Heat will be looking for a different result this year when they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder for the title. But the Kevin Durant-led Thunder have the benefit of a little added rest heading into the series, having defeating the San Antonio Spurs in six games to win the Western Conference Finals series.
Here's a game-by-game look at the NBA Finals:
2012 NBA Finals
Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
Games televised by ABC; All times Eastern
x -- if necessary
Game 1: Tuesday, June 12, Miami at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m.
Game 2: Thursday, June 14, Miami at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m.
Game 3: Sunday, June 17, Oklahoma City at Miami, 8 p.m.
Game 4: Tuesday, June 19, Oklahoma City at Miami, 9 p.m.
x-Game 5: Thursday, June 21, Oklahoma City at Miami, 9 p.m.
x-Game 6: Sunday, June 24, Miami at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
x-Game 7: Tuesday, June 26, Miami at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m.
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