LeBron Carries Heat To NBA Title

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Associated Press

There was no denying LeBron James in game seven of the NBA Finals.

James scored a game high 37 points as he lifted Miami to a 95-88 win against San Antonio and the Heat’s second straight title.

James was 12-of-23 from the field but knocked down five of the Heat’s 12 3-pointers. James also had 12 rebounds and four assists. Dwyane Wade added 23 points but Chris Bosh was held scoreless on 0-of-5 shooting.

Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 24 points but missed a pair of shots from in the paint in the final minute. Following Duncan’s second miss, James buried a jumper with 27 seconds left that put Miami up 92-88 and essentially sealed the win.

San Antonio was held to just 37.8 percent from the field but hit 20-of-22 from the free throw line. Shane Battier scored 18 points off the Miami bench as he hit 6-of-8 from long distance.

The title is Miami’s third since 2006 and also their third straight appearance in the finals. Miami beat Oklahoma City last season after losing to Dallas in the 2010-11 season.