Miami Heat Retain NBA Championship
Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs
The Miami Heat beat the San Antonia Spurs 95-88 Thursday night in a riveting Game 7 to win its second straight NBA Championship.
LeBron James scored 37 points, including five of 10 three-pointers and 12 rebounds, and Dwyane Wade contributed 23 points and 10 rebounds. James was named Finals MVP for the second straight season, joining Bill Russell and Michael Jordan as the only players to win league MVP and Finals MVP honors in back-to-back seasons.
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"They played Hall of Fame basketball tonight," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said of James and Wade on Thursday. "That's some of the best basketball they both played at the same time throughout the entire playoffs from what I saw. When you have somebody like Shane come off the bench and knock it down the way he did, that's tough to match. If you're going to match that, you have to be pretty perfect. I didn't think we played our best game in that regard."
The Heat, which won its first championship title in 2006, became the first team to defeat four-time champ Spurs in the NBA Finals.
"The vision I had when I came here is coming true," James said. "To win back-to-back championships is an unbelievable feeling."
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