LeBron James led the Miami Heat to a second straight NBA championship with a 95-88 score at home over the San Antonio Spurs in a tight Game 7 in which neither team led by more than seven and with the score tied 11 times, The Associated Press reported.
James capped a year of career highs, from helping the Heat finish off the best season in franchise history to saving his team from elimination in Game 6 with triple-doubles in a heart-stopping 103-100 overtime victory and scoring 37 points and 12 rebounds to claim the Heat’s second straight NBA title. Plus, James won an Olympic gold medal this year, according to The Associated Press.
“I work on my game a lot, throughout the offseason,” the AP quoted James, who was named MVP for the second straight finals. “I put a lot of work into it and to be able to come out here and (have) the results happen out on the floor is the ultimate. The ultimate. I’m at a loss for words.”
The Spurs were trying to become the first team since Washington defeated Seattle in 1978 to win a Game 7. It would have been their fifth NBA championship, the AP reported.
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