The San Antonio Spurs bullied their way past the two-time defending NBA Champion Miami Heat on their way to a 104-87 Game 5 victory, clinching their fifth championship in franchise history with a 4-1 NBA Finals win.
Kawhi Leonard was named Finals MVP, he finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs in the series-clinching victory. San Antonio rebounded from an early 16-point deficit by outscoring the Heat 50-20 from the start of the second quarter and into the second half.
LeBron James finished with 31 points and 10 rebounds in the loss for the Heat but, again, wasn’t enough to overcome the Spurs onslaught.
For both teams, decisions need to be made. For the Spurs, it’s whether Tim Duncan and/or Gregg Popovich will return next season. For the Heat, it’s whether LeBron James, and the rest of the Big Three, will decide to re-sign with the Heat. All three have the option to opt out this summer.
Should be interesting. In the meantime, here is what both teams had to say after Sunday’s Game 5…