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The Heat is off! Spurs take NBA championship

By Ed Payne, CNN
updated 3:04 AM EDT, Mon June 16, 2014
San Antonio Spurs celebrate in the closing minutes of Game 5 of the 2014 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat.
San Antonio Spurs celebrate in the closing minutes of Game 5 of the 2014 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • San Antonio wins the series 4-1
  • Each win was by 15 points or more
  • This is the Spurs' fifth NBA title
  • Kawhi Leonard is named the series MVP

(CNN) -- San Antonio defeated the Miami Heat 104 to 87 to claim the NBA championship Sunday night.

"This is a team, and that's what makes this so, so great," Spurs guard Manu Ginobili said.

San Antonio dominated the series, winning four games to one. Each Spurs victory was by at least 15 points.

"Hard to believe, isn't it? Ginobili said. "We played at a really high level."

The victory snaps the Heat's two-year championship run and hands San Antonio its fifth NBA title.

Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard was named the series MVP.

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