(Dan Good, ABC News) One year after a heartbreaking defeat, the San Antonio Spurs are back on top of the NBA.
The Spurs wrapped up the championship Sunday, defeating the Miami Heat in five games, avenging last year’s seven-game loss to Miami.
This is San Antonio’s fifth title in the past 15 years. The win was especially meaningful for Spurs forward Tim Duncan and head coach Gregg Popovich, who’ve participated in all of the team’s championships.
Duncan, 38, was reflective after the victory.
"We remember what happened last year and how it felt in that locker room and we used it and built on it and got back here and it's amazing," he said. "It makes last year OK."
The series served as a breakout for Duncan’s teammate Kawhi Leonard, who had 22 points and 10 rebounds in the clinching game. Leonard was awarded the series MVP Award.