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Posted: Friday June 22, 2012 12:22AM ; Updated: Friday June 22, 2012 3:22AM

James takes NBA Finals MVP

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LeBron James had 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds in the clinching win

Miami won the second title in franchise history, and James won his first title

James lost to the Spurs in 2007 and the Mavericks in last season's NBA Finals

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MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James is the MVP of the NBA Finals.

James finished with 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds in Game 5 of the title series Thursday night, leading the Miami Heat to a 121-106 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Miami won the second title in franchise history, and James won for the first time in three finals appearances.

James and the Cleveland Cavaliers were swept by the San Antonio Spurs in 2007, then he and the Heat fell in six `games to the Dallas Mavericks last season.

Asked Thursday what the title meant, James said, "It means everything."

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