It’s impossible to list all the records set in 2012, but here’s a short rundown of some heralded highlights, plus 20 of our favorites, including some you might have missed.
San Antonio Spurs: The Jekyll-and-Hyde series continued between the past two Western Conference champions, as the road team has been thumped in every game so far.
Miami defeated the Chicago Bulls Wednesday night to win their Eastern Conference semifinal series, while Memphis reached its very first Western Conference final by defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder.
In a physical yet spirited Olympic final, the US overcame a gritty effort by Spain to capture the men's basketball gold medal.
USA basketball's Dream Team redux has rolled into the finals of the London Olympics Sunday, but there it faces Spain, the one team that could give it problems.
USA vs. Spain: The Americans basketball team beat Spain 100-78 Tuesday night. These are best two teams in the world and USA vs. Spain is the expected pairing in the Aug. 12 gold-medal game.
The Miami Heat got 20+ points from four players last night, including NBA Finals MVP LeBron James, to win their second NBA title by defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder, 121-106.
The Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma Thunder with a barrage of three-pointers to take the 2012 NBA championship. After nine years, Lebron James finally gets his ring.
The Heat leads the series over Oklahoma City, 3-1. One year after losing to Dallas in the NBA Finals, Miami is on the cusp of its first title in six years. Game 5 takes place Thursday evening in Miami.
Miami overcame an Oklahoma City scoring run in the third period to defeat the Thunder last night in Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Miami. Game 4 is Tuesday night on ABC.