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NBA: Spurs beat Heat to win fifth NBA title

Published on Jun 16, 2014 11:08 AM
Tim Duncan (right) of the San Antonio Spurs shoots against Udonis Haslem of the Miami Heat during Game 5 of the NBA Finals on June15, 2014 in San Antonio,Texas. -- PHOTO: AFP

SAN ANTONIO (AFP) - The San Antonio Spurs won their fifth title since 1999 by routing the Miami Heat 104-87 on Sunday to take the NBA finals four games to one.

The Spurs captured the best-of-seven series by dominating the final three games, spoiling the Heat’s chances of clinching their third title in a row.

San Antonio are the first team to win the NBA finals after losing a game seven in the finals the year before since the Detroit Pistons did it in the 1988-89 season.

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich claimed his fifth ring and now trails just Phil Jackson (11) and Red Auerbach’s (nine) for the most for a coach in history. Pat Riley and John Kundla also have five titles.

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