The Miami Heat are the NBA Champions for a second year in a row, after winning a thrilling game 7 over the San Antonio Spurs, 95-88. It is the second title in the three-year era of the Heat’s big 3.
While not as crazy a game as game 6, game 7 was a rollercoaster ride in itself. But ultimately, the Finals MVP, LeBron James, came up big down the stretch, hitting clutch shots and free throws. James finished with 37 points and 12 rebounds.
The Spurs will look back on game 6 of the Finals with great despair. They basically had the series and the championship wrapped up, as they held a five point lead with 28 seconds left in the game before the Heat mounted a monumental comeback to force a game 7. For 37 year old Tim Duncan, who finished with 24 points and 12 rebounds, it was his first loss in an NBA Finals series, and the first loss for the Spurs franchise.
The Heat have been the most scrutinized team since they acquired LeBron James and Chris Bosh to go along with Dwyane Wade in the summer of 2010. Despite all the criticism and all the outside talk, they have managed to go 2-1 in the NBA Finals. With LeBron James clearly being the best player in the world, there is no telling how many titles they can win as long as he is in his prime, and they continue to surround him with talent.
Congratulations to the Heat, and thank you, along with the Spurs, for a great NBA Finals series.