2014 NBA Finals
In a repeat performance of the 2013 NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs went up against the Miami Heat. However, unlike last season, it was the Spurs that came out victorious; dethroning the Heat. The Finals went to five games, which the Spurs won 4-1. This is the fifth NBA Championship for the franchise.
The Spurs's victory was come-from-behind after being 16-points down, but they stormed back, leading the game by as much as 22 points. They toppled the defending champions, Miami, despite a relentless effort by LeBron James (31 points, 10 rebounds, 2 blocks). But with the rest of the Heat team underperforming, James's one-man show wasn't enough to keep the Spurs at bay.
The Spurs won game one 110-95, ripping off a late fourth quarter run after James suffered from cramps. The Heat came back in game two, winning 98-96, but San Antonio was simply too hot in Miami, getting victories of 111-92 and 107-86 to set up this final one.
The breezy win was a well-earned triumph for San Antonio, who suffered an agonizing 4-3 loss to the Heat last season.