The Miami Heat are 2013 NBA Champions, winning back-to-back finals series for 2012 and this year (visiting The NBA Finals each of the last three years) and in what has to be the most exciting NBA Finals Series in a long time. The Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs 95 to 88 at American Airlines Arena, and as I write this, Tim Duncan has just took the podium at the post-game press conference, and looks like a man who has lost everything.
Both teams played their hearts out, and it was a series of amazing basketball to watch, even for the causal fan. It seems that everyone was into this game, and the overall Twitter reaction showed it. By game’s end, seven of the ten top Twitter Trends were related to NBA Finals Game Seven.
Le Bron James Was The Difference
Le Bron James scored 23 points from beyond 10 feet, and was 9 of 19 at one point. And for the series, basically for the first five games, he wasn’t, well, LeBron until the 4th quarter of Game 6. Then, in Game 7, he was LeBron. He finished with 37 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, and two steals.
And give a big hand to the very upset Tim Duncan, who finished with 24 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, and four steals, and one block – and at 37 years old.
Beyond James play, we have to give a shout out to LeBron James the man, who now will go down in history for saying to ESPN’s Doris Burke, and the nation “I cant worry about what everyone says about me. I’m LeBron James, I’m blessed, I ain’t got no worries.”
Many Other Storylines
There were so many other storylines, but let’s pick the biggest ones:
LeBron James and Dwayne Wade – Le Bron was 12 of 24 from the field, and Wade was 11 of 21 from the field – the best of any player for either team.
Shane Battier’s clutch three pointer, and his 18-points, to put The Heat head with the clock winding down.
Chris Bosh’ block on Tim Duncan.
Chris “Birdman” Anderson’s block on Duncan
And Mario Chalmers massive three pointer, causing Dwayne Wade to say later, “He never makes a three, but he was clutch.”
A massive game. A massive series.