Star freshman left after getting smacked in the face during the first half.
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From the arrival of festive fans to the presentation of the Larry O'Brien Championship trophy to the back-to-back NBA title-winning Miami Heat, relive the moments of the final game in the final series of the 2012-2013 NBA season.
MIAMI — LeBron James and the Miami Heat remain atop the NBA, and not even a proud push from the San Antonio Spurs could knock them down.
MIAMI - Game 7s do more than settle championships. They define legacies.
Tim Duncan will be shooting for his fifth NBA title with San Antonio in Game 7 tonight.
LeBron James loomed large against Tony Parker and the Spurs on Tuesday night with a triple-double and a huge fourth quarter.
The Spurs' Tony Parker's strained right hamstring may be feeling better, but he concedes it "can tear anytime now." Because it's the NBA Finals, he says he will play anyway.
SAN ANTONIO - Tony Parker's hamstring, not Dwyane Wade's knee, is the current chief injury concern.
Miami's Dwyane Wade goes to the basket against San Antonio's Tim Duncan. Wade scored 32 points, 11 more than his previous high this postseason.
LeBron James, who blamed himself for the Heat's Game 3 blowout loss, scored 33 points after failing to break 20 in any of the first three games.
SAN ANTONIO - Miami Heat owner Micky Arison had a message as he walked to the winning locker room.
Miami's LeBron James shot 7-for-21 with no free throws in the 36-point loss in Game 3 Tuesday. "As dark as it was last night, can't get no darker than that, especially for me," he said.
SAN ANTONIO - Game 4 of the NBA Finals will tell more about the Miami Heat than a 66-win regular season ever could.
San Antonio's Danny Green goes up to block a shot by Miami's LeBron James in the second quarter. The Spurs made James largely ineffective until late in the third quarter.
San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard, who had 14 points and 12 rebounds, dunks in the second half. Miami's LeBron James missed 11 of his first 13 shots, thanks to Leonard's defense.
SAN ANTONIO - From big threes to Big Three, the Spurs had it all in the NBA Finals' raucous return to San Antonio.
MIAMI - The NBA Finals. Just being here can be memorable - and miserable.
San Antonio's Tony Parker hits a desperation jumper that just beats the shot clock. The Spurs overcame a triple-double by Miami's LeBron James to take the series opener Thursday. Parker scored a game-high 21 points.
LeBron James drives to the basket against the Spurs' Tim Duncan. San Antonio's defense got better late in the game.