Back-to-back: Miami Heat repeat as NBA champs

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The Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs to win their second straight NBA championship.

MANILA, Philippines — Back-to-back champs.

The Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs, 95-88, in Game 7 to win the 2012-13 NBA championship Thursday night (Friday morning in Manila) at the American Airlines Arena.

LeBron James continued his Game 7 brilliance, posting 37 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 three-pointers and coming up big in the clutch as Miami clawed back from a 3-2 series deficit to win the title at home.

Dwyane Wade added 23 points and 10 rebounds while Shane Battier rose to deliver 6 three-pointers for 18 points to help the Heat endure a 0-point outing from Chris Bosh.

Evergreen big man Tim Duncan had 24 markers and 12 boards, Kawhi Leonard chalked up 19 points and 16 rebounds and Manu Ginobili dished out 18 points but committed a costly turnover late in the game. –

See again the previous games and relive the close fight between Heat and Spurs!

NBA Finals Game 7:

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