NBA Finals

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Wade Etches Name Into NBA History

The Miami Heat are NBA Champions for the third time in seven years and the one constant through all of that time has been superstar guard Dwyane Wade.

06/21/2013

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LeBron Wins 2nd Straight Finals MVP

He’s the most decorated player in the National Basketball Association and when it mattered most, LeBron James once again came through for the Miami Heat.

06/21/2013

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Miami Completes The Heat-Peat, 95-88

How do you follow up one of the greatest NBA Finals games in history? The Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs did just that Thursday night with the greatest spectacle in sports, a Game 7, winner-take-all game at the AmericanAirlines Arena.

06/21/2013

LeBron James of the Miami Heat celebrates winning Game 7 of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs at the American Airlines Arena June 20, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The Miami Heat, led by NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James (2nd-L), won the NBA Finals for the second consecutive year by defeating the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 in game seven of the championship series. AFP PHOTO / Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Column: LBJ’s ‘Decision’ Looks Smart In Hindsight

Chris Bosh told those Heat fans who had left Game 6 early to stay home, and judging strictly by his line in Game 7, he barely bothered to show up himself.

97.1 The Ticket–06/21/2013

LeBron James of the Miami Heat speaks with reporters after Game 7 of the NBA Finals at the American Airlines Arena June 20, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 to become the 2013 NBA champions. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Miami Celebrates Heat Victory, Spurs Fans Somber

Miami Heat fans pumped fists jubilantly, uncorked champagne bottles and swarmed into the streets by the thousands to celebrate overnight after their team captured its second straight NBA title.

97.1 The Ticket–06/21/2013

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Heat Hope June 20 History Repeats Itself

June 20 holds a special place in Miami Heat history. It’s the anniversary of the team’s first NBA Championship and could become the date when the Big Three hoist a second straight title

06/20/2013

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Heat Have Big Advantage In Game 7 Experience

Experience or youth? It’s often the difference between winning and losing in sports and Game 7 will feature plenty of both for the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat.

06/20/2013

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History Favors Home Team In Game 7s

The Miami Heat put together one of the best regular seasons in recent memory thanks in large part to a 27-game winning streak. But it also secured home-court advantage throughout the playoffs and that could be a deciding factor on where the Larry O’Brien trophy stays for the next year.

06/20/2013

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Heat & Spurs Battle For Legacies In Game 7

And then there was one. One game to decide the value of a year’s worth of work trying to become NBA champion. For one team, it’s one last shot at glory as the window is nearly closed on a historic run and for the other, immortality winning back-to-back championships.

06/20/2013

Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs pauses while speaking to reporters during a practice day before Game 7 of the NBA Finals at the American Airlines Arena June 19, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs are tied, 2 to 3, in a 7 game series and will compete to win the series June 20, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Spurs Rely On Togetherness To Overcome Collapse

Through heartbreaking losses and hair-raising victories, through Game 7s of the NBA Finals and Game 46s of the regular season, through contract extension after contract extension, what has defined these San Antonio Spurs more than anything else is the simple fact that they stick together.

97.1 The Ticket–06/20/2013

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