The NBA Finals concluded in dramatic fashion on June 20 in Miami.
Both team’s big three combinations showed up to play tonight. This season’s MVP LeBron James was lighting it from the three-point position, and consistently attacking the rim.
James' 37-point performance is what gave the Miami Heat their second straight NBA Championship. Dwayne Wade and veteran Shane Battier played exceptionally well, tallying a total of 41 points.
But before I say anything else, I have to give credit to the San Antonio Spurs. They certainly did not go down without a fight. They were an extremely worthy opponent that left it all out on the court.
Team veteran Tim Duncan did everything he possibly could tallying a total of 24 points. Young superstar Leonard scored an incredible total of 19 points. This kid will only improve. He fought hard, took chances, and pushed the Heat defence to their limit.
I believe this game didn’t really get going until the second half. Both teams didn’t have very good shooting percentages in the first half at all. However, I suppose I should cut both teams some slack. After all, this is a game seven championship game so players were likely to be a little nervous.
In the end, a stellar performance by James, a couple of crucial turnovers and an unlucky bounce for Tim Duncan were the deciding factors in this game.
The thing that surprised me most in this game was the lack of production from Spur’s Tony Parker. However, the same can be said for Miami’s Chris Bosh. These two players didn’t have much impact in the game at all.
Regardless, the game was very intense, filled with thrilling three point shots, solid defence, stellar offence, and an energised crowd. These aspects of the game are what make Finals memorable. And I for one will never forget the night that James received back-to-back MVP awards, and Championship victory. This guy has clearly earned his title of King of the court.
Now that the Heat have won back-to-back Championships, only one question remains. Is that the last time basketball fans see Ray Allen, Shane Battier or Tim Duncan? I for one hope not.
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