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LeBron James leads Miami Heat to back-to-back NBA Championships

It wasn’t easy, but LeBron James and the Miami Heat dismissed the San Antonio Spurs Thursday night to become back-to-back NBA Champions with a grueling 95-88 victory in Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals. Box Score | 2013 NBA Playoffs Bracket James took home his second straight Finals MVP on the heels of an impressive 37-point, 12-rebound performance when his team needed it most in the last game of the season. Knocking down jumper after jumper, LeBron finally made the Spurs pay for daring him to shoot hitting 5-of-10 from long range on the night.  His sidekick Dwyane Wade ignited the spark for the Heat early with a 14-point first half barrage of his own on a series of left wing mid-range jump shots.  Wade finished the night with 23 points and 10 … Read entire article »

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Green, Neal lead Spurs to Game 3 victory behind record 16 3-pointers

It took all but 48 hours for the San Antonio Spurs to emphatically snatch momentum back from the defending Champion Miami Heat with a 113-77 thrashing at the AT&T Center Tuesday night behind a NBA Finals record-setting 16 3-pointers. Danny Green paced the home team with a game-high 27 points on 7-of-9 shooting from deep while second-unit sharpshooter Gary Neal exploded for 24 points of his own on an equally impressive 6-of-10 shooting from behind the arc. The Heat looked shell-shocked as the Spurs took a six-point cushion at intermission and turned it into an impressive display of three-point marksmanship and a 30-point rout in the second half. Miami appeared a step too slow out of the gates, but were able to pull to a 44-all tie with less than a minute to … Read entire article »

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Heat bounce back with a vengeance in Game 2

Game 2 was close at one point with San Antonio, once again, appearing to have the Miami Heat right where they wanted them late in the third quarter. But something changed within a blink of an eye and after Mario Chalmers knocked down a huge and-one off a high pick and roll with James at the 3:11 mark of the third, Miami erupted to go on one of the most impressive closing runs in NBA Finals history. The run…a dominant 30-5 stretch culminated by LeBron James iconic block on a Tiago Splitter dunk attempt.  Before Chalmers hit that above-mentioned and-one the score was 62-61 Spurs.  At the close of the 4th quarter and after the Heat were finished dismantling San Antonio, however, the score was 103-84. 2013 NBA Playoff Bracket WIth Miami running countless … Read entire article »

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Parker, Spurs steal Game 1 from Heat in Miami

The Miami Heat fought all season long to secure the right to have homecourt in the NBA Finals, but in 48 minutes all that hard work went out the window. Thursday night Tony Parker paced the veteran Spurs with a game-high 21 points including a huge runner with the shot clock winding down late in the contest, to help steal Game 1 of the 2013 NBA Finals and snatch the momentum from the defending champions in front of their home crowd. Parker finished with 21 points, six assists and zero turnovers in 40 minutes while veteran big man Tim Duncan added 20 points and 14 rebounds to go along with 3 blocks in the 92-88 series-opening win. LeBron James again carried the Heat with an 18-point, 18-rebound, 10-assist triple double.  Teammate Dwyane Wade … Read entire article »

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