Peerlees LeBron leads Heat to repeat glory
MIAMI, Florida, June 21 – LeBron James scored 37 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Miami Heat captured their second consecutive NBA Finals title by beating the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 in game seven on Thursday. James, who was named playoff Most Valuable Player for the second year in a row, also nailed five 3-pointers and had four assists for the Heat, who won a third title to go with crowns in 2012 and 2006. This team is amazing,” James said.
It was a heartbreaking defeat for the Spurs and their first loss in five trips to the best-of-seven championship final. San Antonio was just seconds from winning the NBA crown in game six but the Spurs blew a five-point lead late in regulation and then lost in overtime to set up the deciding game.
James drained a key 19-foot jump shot with 28 seconds remaining after a Tim Duncan miss at the other end to give the Heat a 92-88 lead. James then stole the ball from the Spurs’ Ginobili and helped seal the victory with two free throws with 23 seconds to play, giving Miami a 94-88 lead.
Wade, who combined with James to score 60 of the Heat’s 95 points, capped the scoring Thursday by making a free throw with 16 seconds remaining.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at CapitalFM