2012 Playoffs

Eastern Conference First Round (Miami 4, New York 1)

Game 1-April. 28 (Miami 100, New York 67): Behind 32 points from LeBron James, the Heat used a 32-2 run to top the Knicks, 100-67. Mario Chalmers added nine assists.

  • Round 1, Game 1 Photo Gallery

    Game 2-April. 30 (Miami 104, New York 94): Dwyane Wade scored 25 points, Chris Bosh added 21 and LeBron James finished with 19 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for the Heat, but their night was completely overshadowed by whatever went on with Stoudemire in the hallway that's just a few steps from the edge of the court. -AP

  • Round 1, Game 2 Photo Gallery

    Game 3-May. 3 (Miami 87, New York 70): Dwyane Wade scored 20, Mario Chalmers added 19 and LeBron James 17 -- just in the fourth quarter -- as the HEAT took a 3-0 series lead over the New York Knicks.

  • Round 1, Game 3 Photo Gallery

    Game 4-May. 6 (New York 89, Miami 87): Carmelo Anthony scored 41 points, Amar'e Stoudemire had 20 points and 10 rebounds in his return from a cut hand, and the Knicks snapped an NBA-record, 13-game postseason losing streak by beating the Miami Heat 89-87 Sunday in Game 4. -AP

  • Round 1, Game 4 Photo Gallery

    Game 5-May. 9 (New York 106, Miami 94): LeBron James had 29 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade both scored 19 points and the Heat ousted the short-handed Knicks 106-94 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first-round series Wednesday night. -AP

  • Round 1, Game 5 Photo Gallery

Eastern Conference Semifinals (Miami 4, Indiana 2)

Game 1-May. 13 (Miami 95, Indiana 86): The HEAT lost Chris Bosh with a strained abdominal but behind 32 points and 15 rebounds from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade scoring 29 the Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 95-86 to open the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

  • Round 2, Game 1 Photo Gallery

    Game 2-May. 15 (Indiana 78, Miami 75): Miami got 28 points from LeBron James and 24 from Dwyane Wade, but James missed two free throws with 54.3 seconds left and Miami down one, and Wade was short on a layup that would have tied the game with 16 seconds remaining as the Indiana Pacers tied the series, 1-1.

  • Round 2, Game 2 Photo Gallery

    Game 3-May. 17 (Indiana 94, Miami 75): Miami's worst game of the playoffs ends with it down 2-1 in the series after Roy Hibbert posted 19 points and 18 rebounds while Dwyane Wade shot 2-of-13. Mario Chalmers was the bright spot, scoring 25.

  • Round 2, Game 3 Photo Gallery

    Game 4-May. 20 (Miami 101, Indiana 93): Dwyane Wade had a resurgent performance with 30 points -- 22 after halftime -- to tie the Eastern Conference Semifinals at two games apiece headed back to Miami. LeBron James led the way with 40 points, 18 rebounds and 9 assists, controlling the game from end to end.

  • Round 2, Game 4 Photo Gallery

    Game 5-May. 22 (Miami 115, Indiana 83): LeBron James scored 30 points, Dwyane Wade added 28, and the Heat moved a win away from the NBA's final four with a 115-83 victory over the hurting Pacers on Tuesday night, a game where three flagrant fouls added more chapters to an already-physical series and Indiana watched starting forwards Danny Granger and David West leave with injuries. -AP

  • Round 2, Game 5 Photo Gallery

    Game 6-May. 24 (Miami 105, Indiana 93): Dwyane Wade and LeBron James turned around a season on the brink with perhaps the most remarkable week of their high-powered partnership, capped off by a 105-93 victory in Game 6 on Thursday night that sent the Heat back to the Eastern Conference Finals. Wade scored 41 points, James had 28 and Miami wrapped up the series 4-2, advancing to face Boston. -AP

  • Round 2, Game 6 Photo Gallery

    Eastern Conference Finals (Miami 4, Boston 3)

    Game 1-May. 28 (Miami 93, Boston 79): LeBron James scored 32 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 10 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, and the Heat beat the Boston Celtics 93-79 on Monday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. - AP

  • Round 3, Game 1 Photo Gallery

    Game 2-May. 30 (Miami 115, Boston 111): LeBron James scored 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored eight of his 23 points in the extra session, and the Heat rallied from 15 down to beat the Boston Celtics 115-111 despite Rajon Rondo's 44 points -- taking a 2-0 lead in the series by pulling off the biggest comeback in franchise postseason history. -AP

  • Round 3, Game 2 Photo Gallery

    Game 3-June. 1 (Boston 101, Miami 91): Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Paul Pierce scored 23 points and Rajon Rondo had 21 points with 10 assists to help the Celtics avoid falling into a 3-0 hole in the series after losing the first two games in Miami. - AP

  • Round 3, Game 3 Photo Gallery

    Game 4-June. 3 (Boston 93, Miami 91): Rajon Rondo had 15 points and 15 assists, and scored the final three points of the Celtics' 93-91 overtime victory over the Miami Heat -- when LeBron James fouled out for the first time in a HEAT uniform -- that evened the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece. -AP

  • Round 3, Game 4 Photo Gallery

    Game 5-June. 5 (Boston 94, Miami 90): Kevin Garnett finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds, Paul Pierce scored 19 and the Celtics beat the Heat 94-90 to take a 3-2 lead in the East finals. LeBron James scored 30. -AP

  • Round 3, Game 5 Photo Gallery

    Game 6-June. 7 (Miami 98, Boston 79): LeBron James had 45 points and 15 rebounds, overwhelming the Celtics and leading the Heat to a 98-79 victory Thursday night to force a decisive Game 7. -AP

  • Round 3, Game 6 Photo Gallery

    Game 7-June. 9 (Miami 101, Boston 88): LeBron James had 31 points and 12 rebounds, Chris Bosh hit a career-best three 3-pointers -- the last sparking the run that put it away -- and the Heat won their second straight Eastern Conference title by beating the Boston Celtics, 101-88, in Game 7. -AP

  • Round 3, Game 7 Photo Gallery

    NBA Finals (Miami 4, Oklahoma City 1)

    Game 1-June. 12 (Oklahoma City 105, Miami 94): LeBron James scored 30 points but Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for 63, outscoring the Miami HEAT by themselves in the second half to give the Oklahoma City Thunder an early lead in the NBA Finals.

  • Round 4, Game 1 Photo Gallery

    Game 2-June. 14 (Miami 100, Oklahoma City 96): LeBron James scored 32 points, got a disputed big stop on Kevin Durant and the Miami Heat held off a furious fourth-quarter rally behind their three All-Stars to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-96, tying the NBA Finals at one game apiece. - AP

  • Round 4, Game 2 Photo Gallery

    Game 3-June. 17 (Miami 91, Oklahoma City 85): LeBron James had 29 points and 14 rebounds, and the Miami Heat took a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals with a 91-85 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night. Dwyane Wade had 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Heat, who were in the same position through three games last year before losing to the Dallas Mavericks. -AP

  • Round 4, Game 3 Photo Gallery

    Game 4-June. 19 (Miami 104, Oklahoma City 98): A limping, grimacing LeBron James shook off the pain of left leg cramps to hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2:51 remaining and the Miami Heat held off the Oklahoma City Thunder for a 104-98 victory Tuesday night and a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals that no team has ever blown. - AP

  • Round 4, Game 4 Photo Gallery

    Game 5-June. 21 (Miami 121, Oklahoma City 106): LeBron James led the Miami HEAT to a 121-106 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists, to win the NBA Finals in five games. Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade also had strong games, Bosh finishing with 24 points and Wade scoring 20. The Heat got a huge, crowd-pleasing boost from Mike Miller, who made seven 3-pointers and scored 23 points.

  • Round 4, Game 5 Photo Gallery


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