NBA Finals Update: Heat defeat Spurs 95-88 to win NBA championship
MIAMI - LeBron James had 37 points and 12 rebounds and the Miami Heat repeated as champions with a 95-88 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.
Dwyane Wade added 23 points and 10 rebounds and Shane Battier scored 18 points on 6-for-8 shooting from 3-point range for Miami. James made 5 of 10 3s, all the while hounding Spurs star Tony Parker on defense to make the Heat the first back-to-back champs since the Lakers in 2009-10.
Tim Duncan had 24 points and 12 rebound for the Spurs, who were trying to become the first road team to win a finals Game 7 since Washington in 1978. Kawhi Leonard added 19 points and 16 rebounds.
Mario Chalmers scored 14 for Miami.
San Antonio lost for the first time in five finals appearances.
Be sure to see what the players and coaches thought about Game 7 by checking out our postgame news conference livestream at http://www.ksat.com/nba-finals-postgame/-/478556/4759734/-/r993sm/-/index.html.
And be sure to watch the KSAT 12 News Nightbeat for more postgame coverage from our sports team of Greg Simmons, Larry Ramirez and David Sears. Plus, we'll have reaction from Spurs fans.
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