Heat wave: Miami's journey to the 2013 NBA championship

The Miami Heat's LeBron James, left, holding the Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy and his Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award after Game 7 of the NBA basketball championship game against the San Antonio Spurs, Friday, June 21, 2013, in Miami. The Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 to win their second straight NBA championship. Former NBA player Bill Russell looks on. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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The Heat topped the Spurs in a thrilling, seven-game NBA Finals series, but Miami had to win 12 games just to reach the Finals – and there were some huge performances along the way.

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