Miami Heat beat San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 to win NBA title

Championship is Heat's 2nd straight, 3rd overall

The Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 to claim their second straight NBA championship.

The Heat, led by Finals MVP LeBron James, won the final two games of the best-of-seven series to win the title -- the franchise's third.

James scored 37 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, while Dwyane Wade chipped in with 23 points for the Heat.

The difference in the game may have been Heat reserve Shane Battier, who hit 6-of-8 from three-point range.

San Antonio was led in scoring by Tim Duncan with 24, and former San Diego State star Kawhi Leonard added 19 points and 16 rebounds.

Spurs forward Danny Green, who broke the record for most three-point shots made in a Finals series, finished with 5 points on 1-of-12 shooting.

The series loss was the first Finals defeat in Spurs franchise history.

 

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