Friday, June 21, 2013
Miami Heat Manages To Win NBA Championship
Series MVP LeBron James led the way for Miami with 37 points to offset a big game from Duncan, who scored 24 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in the decisive game.
Popovich sat Parker in the final 28 seconds with the Spurs trailing by just four points (92-88) and the offense could not convert in two possessions.
The way the final two games played out, particularly the final 20 seconds of regulation of Game Six (Heat won 103-100 in OT) will be discussed for a long time to come as Popovich inexplicably took Duncan (30 points and 17 rebounds) out TWICE as the Miami Heat was able to get second chance shots at three-point attempts on offensive rebounds which they converted. Ray Allen's trey tied the game at 95 with just five seconds left to play.
All in all, it was a classic NBA Finals and the Heat managed to win their second consecutive championship in the full seven games.