Every series has pivotal plays and moments that stand out above the rest as game- and series-changers. The 2012 NBA Finals was no different.
The Oklahoma City Thunder took advantage of a huge fourth quarter in Game 1 to take an early lead in the series, but the Miami Heat would not be denied, sweeping the remaining four games to validate LeBron James' perch atop the NBA heap.
Some of the pivotal moments were bad plays by the Thunder and other good ones by the Heat. They were all important.
Read on to find out what they were.