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San Antonio Spurs – A win for beautiful basketball

As unlikely as it may have seemed given their aging roster, the San Antonio Spurs are NBA Champions for 2013-2014.

The Spurs were able to take revenge on last year’s conquerors, the Miami Heat, winning game 5 and taking the Finals series 4-1.

The win will go down through the ages as one where beautiful basketball and team ethos triumphed over individual greatness collectively harnessed. ┬áNot that the Spurs don’t have great individual players; they do, but the Heat are the team known best for it’s ‘big 3’ of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

Patty Mills
Patty Mills with a huge game 5 (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

To be honest it’s always been more of a ‘big 1 + 2’, and that was never more evident than in game 5. ┬áDespite the struggles of Wade and Bosh LeBron was brilliant with 31 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists, yet the Spurs essentially had the game wrapped up with 5 minutes to go in the 3rd quarter when they took a 21 point lead on the back of an avalanche of 3 pointers from Australian Patty Mills and Argentinian Manu Ginobli, and a signature block on Wade from Brazilian center Tiago Splitter.

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