In a way, history repeated itself in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. In addition to MVP LeBron James’ dominance and the Spurs’ struggles down the stretch, there was an unlikely hero.
Shane Battier knocked down his first five 3-point attempts and finished with six, reminiscent of Mike Miller’s seven 3-pointers in the title-clinching victory over Oklahoma City a year ago. Dwyane Wade wasn’t bad either, after a series in which he was criticized and even ridiculed.
This was the 18th Game 7 in NBA Finals history, and the victory — and the comeback from a 3-2 deficit in the series — validates the Heat as one of the greatest teams in NBA history.
It’s not three, not four, not five … but the count is doubl;e what it was 24 hours ago.
More on the final game of the 2012-13 NBA season in this video report from AmericanAirlines arena.