Don't let the Miami Heat's four-game surge to close out the NBA Finals obscure the fact that they were pushed and tested from the first round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs until they lifted the Larry O'Brien Trophy. Well, the pushing and testing really stopped two quarters before NBA Commissioner David Stern awarded them the trophy. But you get the idea.

After handling the New York Knicks with relative ease in the first round of the playoffs, the Heat would trail in its series against the Indiana Pacers, Boston Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder. Along the way, the Heat relied on its unmatched athleticism to keep the title in sight and to produce some of the most thrilling highlights of the postseason.

Here are some of most jaw-dropping moments from the Heat's march to the 2012 NBA championship. Which moment do you think was the most important? Who had the best shot? Sound off in the comments to let us know.

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  • Chalmers Alley-Oop To James

    April 30, 2012 New York Knicks, Eastern Conference Quarterfinals - Game 2 Miami Heat, 104-94

  • James' Monster Alley-Oop

    April 30, 2012 New York Knicks, Eastern Conference Quarterfinals - Game 2 Miami Heat, 104-94

  • Chalmers' Big Three

    May 3, 2012 New York Knicks, Eastern Conference Quarterfinals - Game 3 Miami Heat, 87-70

  • Wade Serves Up LeBron

    May 3, 2012 New York Knicks, Eastern Conference Quarterfinals - Game 3 Miami Heat, 87-70

  • Wade's Long Pass

    May 13, 2012 Indiana Pacers, Eastern Conference Semifinals - Game 1 Miami Heat, 95-86

  • Wade's Big Block

    May 13, 2012 Indiana Pacers, Eastern Conference Semifinals - Game 1 Miami Heat, 95-86

  • Wade Spins Past George

    May 15, 2012 Indiana Pacers, Eastern Conference Semifinals - Game 2 indiana Pacers, 78-75

  • Touch Pass Perfection

    May 15, 2012 Indiana Pacers, Eastern Conference Semifinals - Game 2 Indiana Pacers, 78-75

  • Chalmers Drives Through

    May 17, 2012 Indiana Pacers, Eastern Conference Semifinals - Game 3 Indiana Pacers, 94-75

  • Haslem's Putback Dunk, Wade's Steal

    May 20, 2012 Indiana Pacers, Eastern Conference Semifinals - Game 4 Miami Heat, 101-93

  • James' Steal And Slam

    May 22, 2012 Indiana Pacers, Eastern Conference Semifinals - Game 5 Miami Heat, 115-83

  • Anthony Denies Granger

    May 22, 2012 Indiana Pacers, Eastern Conference Semifinals - Game 5 Miami Heat, 115-83

  • Big Alley-Oop On Boston

    May 28, 2012 Boston Celtics, Eastern Conference Finals - Game 1 Miami Heat, 93-79

  • Miller Drains The Three

    May 28, 2012 Boston Celtics, Eastern Conference Finals - Game 1 Miami Heat, 93-79

  • Touchdown Pass To James

    May 28, 2012 Boston Celtics, Eastern Conference Finals - Game 1 Miami Heat, 93-79

  • Wade Gets The Foul

    May 30, 2012 Boston Celtics, Eastern Conference Finals - Game 2 Miami Heat, 115-111

  • James Throws It Down

    May 30, 2012 Boston Celtics, Eastern Conference Finals - Game 2 Miami Heat, 115-111

  • James Sends Pierce Into Seats

    June 5, 2012 Boston Celtics, Eastern Conference Finals - Game 5 Boston Celtics, 94-90

  • Bosh With The Three

    June 9, 2012 Boston Celtics, Eastern Conference Finals - Game 7 Miami Heat, 101-88

  • The Wade-James Connection

    June 9, 2012 Boston Celtics, Eastern Conference Finals - Game 7 Miami Heat, 101-88