LeBron Instrumental to Heat’s Win
Standing against his critics, LeBron proved to them that he is still one of the best players currently in the series. The one-third of Miami Heat’s Big Three was instrumental in securing his team’s win with 95-88.
The decisive seventh game saw James on top of his game. Critics who slammed him for leaving Cleveland and Heat’s loss during the 2011 Finals were ceremoniously silenced.
James proved that he can deliver best performances when it matters, ending the game with 37 points and 12 rebounds.
Many were rooting for Miami for the title. The team has won 66 games during regular season, which included a streak of 27 victories.
The relatively young team met its match with Spurs, however. The ageing San Antonio Spurs were just mere seconds from grabbing that title during the sixth game if not of LeBron’s and Allen’s back-to-back three-pointers, which forced an overtime. Not being able to finish that game early were just one of their problems as they failed to secure the victory at the deciding seventh.
Early in the game, the Spurs were leading with seven points. Tim Duncan finished with 24 points and 12 rebounds for Spurs while Leonard earned 19 points for his teams. When all was done, however, not even their combined scored can pull Spurs out of its miserable loss.
Despite trailing Heat most of the game, San Antonio Spurs did not let a huge deficit create a gap between them and the Heat. With less than 30 seconds in the game, Duncan floundered on his layup, causing LeBron to nail a jump shot and adding two free throws for Miami.
LeBron now joins Michael Jordan and Bill Russell as the only players to earn the Finals MVP title for two consecutive years while winning during a regular season.