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Posted: Friday, 21 June 2013 12:13AM

Heat Repeat as NBA Champions

MIAMI, FL (WGR 550)  -- The Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 in game seven of the NBA Finals to win their second consecutive championship.

It was a back and forth game, but the Heat’s star power took over in the fourth quarter, as they out-scored the Spurs 23-17 and went on to win their second straight title.

Shane Battier had his biggest game of the postseason as he nailed six out of eight 3-pointers for a total of 18 points.  He also added four rebounds and an assist in the win.

Tim Duncan was San Antonio’s best player on the court, as the 37-year-old went 8 for 18 with 24 points, 12 rebounds and two assists.

For the second straight year, LeBron James won the Bill Russell Trophy as the playoff MVP.  In game seven, James went 12 for 23 with 37 points, 12 rebounds and notched four assists.  The 28-year-old is often compared to Michael Jordan, and with the Heat victory, LeBron’s two championships and two MVP titles moves him a tad closer to Jordan’s six titles and six MVPs.

The Miami Heat’s latest title is the team’s third championship in franchise history.

*Photo courtesy of the AP.

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