I’m sure you’ve already heard the news, but for the second year in a row, the Miami Heat have won the NBA championship, and are likely to go spend $50 million dollars at a lucky club tonight.
It was a great game, but in the end, the Spurs ran out of gas, made silly errors, and fell to the brilliance of LeBron James in crunch time as the Heat won by the score of 95-88.
LeBron totaled 37 points, enough to win the Bill Russell Finals MVP Trophy.
Dwyane Wade scored 23, and Shane Battier helped off the bench with 18 points, shooting 6/8 on 3-pointers.
The Heat were focused tonight, and so were the Spurs. The only difference, however, was that the Spurs were tired, on the road, and possibly not as motivated. This could be the last time we ever see the big three of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobli, and Tony Parker.
Duncan had a chance to tie the game with under a minute left with two point-blank opportunities, but couldn’t convert. Instead, James knocked down a jumper at the other end to push the lead to four and seal the deal.
It was heartbreaking, of course, to see them walk of the court shamefully, but it is what it is. The Heat finally won back-to-back games in the Finals, and they were able to get the win in the last game of the NBA season.
What a terrific NBA season it was, and it only felt right for it to finish in a thrilling Game 7.