Spurs Crush Heat To Win NBA Championship

(San Antonio, TX) -- What started in 1999 is still going strong in 2014. The San Antonio Spurs won their fifth NBA title, dominating the Miami Heat 104-87 in Game Five of the NBA Finals at the AT&T Center, getting revenge for last season's series loss. Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard led the way with 22 points and 10 rebounds, while five-time champion Tim Duncan posted 14 points and eight boards. Manu Ginobili contributed 19 points off the bench and Patty Mills hit five three-pointers on his way to 17 points. LeBron James did all he could going off for 31 points, 10 rebounds and five assists as he dropped to 2-and-3 in NBA Finals appearances, with two of the loses coming to Gregg Popovich and the Spurs. Dwyane Wade struggled again, shooting 4-of-12 with 11 points. Chris Bosh was the only other Miami player in double figures with 13 points. This was the Heat's fourth straight finals appearance culminating in a 2-and-2 record.
Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich says they were able to do what they set out to going into the season.
Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich on what he told Kawhi Leonard after a slow first two games.
Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich says Patty Mills was a big part of what they do.
Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich says LeBron James gave it all he had.
Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich explains how they got going after struggling to start the game.
Spurs center Tim Duncan says he's enjoyed this championship more than the other four.
Spurs center Tim Duncan on winning five titles.
Spurs center Tim Duncan says Kawhi Leonard stepped up for them.
Spurs center Tim Duncan says their depth came through for them.
Spurs guard Manu Ginobili says it's a great feeling getting revenge for last year's loss in the NBA Finals.
Spurs guard Manu Ginobili says he never listened to the critics that have said through the years they were done as a team.
Spurs guard Manu Ginobili on finishing a dunk over Chris Bosh.
Spurs guard Tony Parker says he was able to overcome a slow start offensively.
Spurs guard Tony Parker says it feels great to win the title after losing last year.
Spurs guard Tony Parker says Kawhi Leonard stepped up big in the Finals.
Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard on defending LeBron James.
Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra says the Spurs earned this championship.
Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra says they're proud of what they've accomplished with this group.
Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra says the Spurs got it done on both ends of the court.
Heat forward LeBron James says he's proud of what this Heat team has accomplished.
Heat forward LeBron James says the Spurs are the best team he's ever faced.
Heat forward LeBron James says he hasn't thought about his future yet.
Heat guard Dwyane Wade says there was nothing physically wrong with him.
Heat guard Dwyane Wade says they have nothing to be ashamed of.