San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat: Game 7 Postgame Grades and Analysis

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San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat: Game 7 Postgame Grades and Analysis
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The Miami Heat was the first team to win back-to-back games in the NBA Finals this year, and because of that, they've now won back-to-back NBA championships. 

Hats off to the San Antonio Spurs, who fought valiantly throughout the night, ultimately coming up short 95-88 at the hands of LeBron James and Co. 

James was named the NBA Finals MVP, scoring 37 points on 12-of-23 shooting from the field and 5-of-10 shooting from beyond the arc, while adding 12 rebounds, four assists and two steals.

Dwyane Wade was right behind LeBron with 23 points and 10 rebounds, on 11-of-21 shooting from the field.

The real hero of Game 7 for the Heat though was Shane Battier, who shot 6-of-8 from beyond the arc with 18 crucial points. Battier couldn't have picked a better game to show up and dominate from the perimeter.

Tim Duncan led the way for the Spurs with 24 points and 12 rebounds, but what he'll remember most is the missed layup and put-back with 48 seconds that could've tied the game. 

This one will be tough for the Spurs to swallow, and on the flip side, that makes it all the sweeter for the Heat. 

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