Greatest Spurs team yet dethrones Heat in Finals

Monday June 16th, 2014
The Spurs dethroned the Heat in five games, winning by the largest margin (70) in NBA Finals history.
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This year's Spurs left overwhelmed opponents humbled and out of answers. It took just two games (both blowouts) for Blazers coach Terry Stotts to dub the Spurs championship material. Thunder coach Scott Brooks repeatedly admitted that the Spurs had "kicked our butts." Heat coach Erik Spoelstra readily admitted that his team wasn't prepared for how well the Spurs played in a Game 4 blowout, even though Miami entered that contest with its season hanging in the balance.

To this point, we've only touched on the unassailable numbers and accomplishments. If the conversation is opened up to emotional storylines, we could be here until 2014-15.

Manu Ginobili finished Game 5 with 19 points (6-of-11) shooting, four rebounds and four assists.
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