Kawhi Leonard leads Spurs to fifth NBA championship

By James H. Williams

The San Antonio Spurs win the franchise’s fifth NBA championship following a 4-1 series victory over the Miami Heat in the NBA finals.

The Spurs won the championship after a Game 5 victory against the Heat, 104-87, on May 15.

Kawhi Leonard was named the 2014 NBA Finals MVP,  the youngest Finals MVP since Spurs’ teammate Tim Duncan was named Finals MVP in 1999.

Leonard finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds in Game 5.

It is coach Gregg Popovich and Duncan’s fifth NBA title. It is the fourth title for Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili.

Duncan also becomes the 2nd player to win NBA titles in 3 different decades.

LeBron James and the Heat started Game 5 on a 22-6 scoring run before Leonard and the Spurs answered with a 12-0 scoring run in the game.

San Antonio also outscored the Heat, 25-11, in the second quarter as the team grabbed their first lead of the game while putting together a another scoring run (14-0).

James scored 17 of his 31 points in the first quarter. He also had 10 rebounds in the game.

Following the game, Heat forward Shane Battier announced his retirement after 13 NBA seasons.


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