Game 7 NBA Finals: LeBron leads Heat to second straight title

Game 7 NBA Finals: LeBron James had 37 points and 12 rebounds, leading the Miami Heat to its second NBA championship with Thursday night's 95-88 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.

By , AP Basketball Writer

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    The San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard (2) moves the ball against Miami Heat's Mario Chalmers (15) during the first half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball championships, June 20, in Miami.
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LeBron James had 37 points and 12 rebounds and the Miami Heat repeated as champions with a 95-88 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.

Dwyane Wade added 23 points and 10 rebounds and Shane Battier scored 18 points on 6-for-8 shooting from 3-point range for Miami. James made 5 of 10 3s, all the while hounding Spurs star Tony Parker on defense to make the Heat the first back-to-back champs since the Lakers in 2009-10.

Tim Duncan had 24 points and 12 rebound for the Spurs, who were trying to become the first road team to win a finals Game 7 since Washington in 1978. Kawhi Leonard added 19 points and 16 rebounds.

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Mario Chalmers scored 14 for Miami.

San Antonio lost for the first time in five finals appearances.

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