On This Date in NBA Playoffs History: June 20, The Heat’s First Championship


Jan 2, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) during the second half against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

2006 – With a 95-92 Miami Heat victory over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, Miami won its first championship in franchise history. Finals MVP Dwyane Wade had a stellar night in Dallas: 36 points, 16-of-21 from the free-throw line, 10 rebounds, four steals and three blocks. Wade was one of four different Heat players to grab double-digit boards in that contest.

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