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Miami Heat Repeats as NBA Champs

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The NBA title will stay in Miami after the Heat prevailed in game 7 of the finals last night 95-88 over the San Antonio Spurs. The Heat’s road to repeat was a bumpy one, right up until the end. Before winning back to back championships, Miami had to find a way to win back to back games in the finals.Miami did that by seizing control in the 4th quarter thanks to another unlikely hero: Shane Battier. His closing statement was made during the game, when he become this year’s version of Mike Miller, draining 6 of his 8 three-pointers on his way to 18 points off the bench in the series clincher.

LeBron James made 5 more of them, on his way to a 37-point night as Miami fans celebrate an NBA title won at home for a second straight year.

Sitting on the floor of the Heat’s locker room drenched in sweat and champagne was Dwayne Wade, whose gimpy knees allowed him one more clutch performance, finishing with 23 points to claim his third title in Miami, this one he says even sweeter than the first two.

Those knees now need only to be ready to celebrate, which the Heat will do officially on Monday with another parade down Biscayne Boulevard.