Miami Heat Repeat!
Miami Heat surge over the San Antonio Spurs in the fourth quarter to repeat as NBA Champions.
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: They call him the King for a reason. LeBron shows up when it counts.
It was the LeBron James show pure and simple. LeBron went for 37 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 assists, but the most important thing was he hit every critical shot imaginable. LeBron was 5-10 from 3-point range, 8-8 from the charity stripe, and nailed the clutch 17-footer with under a minute to go that gave the Miami Heat the win.
The San Antonio Spurs put up an amazing fight, but in the end they didn't have the firepower to hang. Tim Duncan and Tony Parker both came to play, but Ginobili continued his butter fingered ways and turned the ball over down the stretch when it mattered most. Danny Green was a pathetic 1-12 from the field. I don't know if it was the Miami defense or he started reading his own press clippings, but Green was atrocious in this game. He forced up a number of 3-pointers and was left driving the ball. This is not a pretty thing to watch.
When LeBron needed a break DWade was there to dominate his matchup. Leanord and Ginobili had no answer for Wade defensively who took over the offense during critical stretches in the second and third quarters.
This will be remembered as the one that got away in San Antonio. They blew a 5 point lead with 50 seconds left to play in Game 6 and turned the ball over down the stretch in game 7. This is an impressive legacy moment for King James, but those that watched it take place will remember it almost as much as a San Antonio self-destruction as a King domination.
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