NBA Finals Game 7s

The Miami Heat outlasted the San Antonio Spurs for a second consecutive

title. Take a look at past NBA Finals that have gone into seven games.

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San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard (2) defends against Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) during the first half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball championships, Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 18: Ray Allen #34 of the Miami Heat hits a three-point shot to tie the score and send the San Antonio Spurs into overtime in Game Six of the 2013 NBA Finals on June 18, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Rochester Royals 1951

kROCHESTER - NEW YORK - 1951: The World Champions of basketball, the Rochester Royals pose for a team portrait in 1951 front row (L-R): Bob Davies, Bob Wanzer, William Holtzman, Paul Noel, Frank Saul, Rear row: Bill Calhoun, Joe McNamee, Arnold Risen, Jack Coleman, Arnold Johnson, inset head coach Lester Harrison in Rochester, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright NBAE 2002 (Photo by NBAPhotos/ NBAE/ Getty Images)

GMINNEAPOLIS - 1952: The World Champions of basketball Minneapolis Lakers pose for a team portrait (L-R): Slater Martin,Joe Hutton, Frank Saul, Bob Harrison, Jim Pollard, HowieSchultz, Vern Mikkelsen, Lew Hitch, George Mikan, Head Coach John Kundla, Absent: Whitey Skoog. in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1952. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright NBAE 2002 (Photo by NBAP/ NBAE/ Getty Images)

1952: Minneapolis Lakers 82, New York Knicks 65
Center George Mikan scored 22 points to lead five Lakers in double-figures as Minneapolis ran away from the Knicks to win the NBA championship.
 

oTricks for the Knicks. The Knicks get into the meaty part of their schedule right off the bat when they open the season tonight with the Lakers in the Garden. Even without George Mikan, this starting quintet spells trouble: (l. to r.) Slater Martin, Vern Mikkelsen, Clyde Lovellette, Jim Pollard and Whitey Skoog. (Photo by Tom Watson/NY Daily News via Getty Images)

1954: Minneapolis Lakers 87, Syracuse Nationals 80
As George Mikan showed his wear and tear – shortly after the season, he retired – Jim Pollard stepped in and scored 21 points to help the Lakers secure another crown.

±SYRACUSE, NY - 1955: Dolph Schayes of the Syracuse Nationals stands with the referee during a game played n 1955 in Syracuse, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1955 NBAE (Photo by The Stevenson Collection/NBAE via Getty Images)

1955: Syracuse Nationals 92, Fort Wayne Pistons 91
In winning their only title before moving to Philadelphia and becoming the 76ers, the Nationals overcame a 10-point deficit after the first quarter and had seven players score in double figures to beat the Pistons.

1957: Boston Celtics 125, St. Louis Hawks 123 (2OT) In a star-laden matchup, Tommy Heinsohn had 37 points and 27 rebounds to lead the Celtics past the Hawks and Bob Pettit, who finished with 39 points and 19 boards. Rookie Celtics center Bill Russell added 19 points and 32 boards.

1957: Boston Celtics 125, St. Louis Hawks 123 (2OT)
In a star-laden matchup, Tommy Heinsohn had 37 points and 27 rebounds to lead the Celtics past the Hawks and Bob Pettit, who finished with 39 points and 19 boards. Rookie Celtics center Bill Russell added 19 points and 32 boards.

BOSTON - 1960: The Boston Celtics in the locker room after the 1960 NBA game at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright NBAE 2002 (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE/Getty Images)

1960: Boston Celtics 122, St. Louis Hawks 103
Bill Russell dominated with 22 points and 35 rebounds and the Celtics pulled away in the second quarter for another NBA title. Boston swingman Frank Ramsey chipped in 24 points and 13 boards.

hBOSTON - 1962-63: Bill Russell #6 of the Boston Celtics tips off against Gene Wiley #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a game in the 1962-63 season at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Players shown include Bob Cousy #14, Jerry West #44, Sam Jones #24, Tom Heinsohn #15, Rudy LaRusso #35 and Elgin Baylor #22. (Photo by Robert Riger/Getty Images)

1962: Boston Celtics 110, Los Angeles Lakers 107 (OT)
In the first NBA Finals Game 7 meeting of their venerable rivalry, the Celtics outlasted the Lakers behind 30 points from Bill Russell, 27 from Sam Jones and 23 from Frank Ramsey.

ÃBOSTON, MA - 1966: Bill Russell #6 of the Boston Celtics goes for a dunk against the Los Angeles Lakers during the 1966 NBA Game at Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright 2002 NBAE (Photo by Ken Regan/NBAE/Getty Images)

1966: Boston Celtics 95, Los Angeles Lakers 93
Double-doubles from Jerry West (including a game-high 36 points), Elgin Baylor and LeRoy Ellis weren’t enough for the Lakers to beat the Celtics, who got 25 points and 32 boards from Bill Russell and 16 points and 16 rebounds from John Havlicek.

-LOS ANGELES, CA - CIRCA 1960's: Jerry West #44 of the Los Angeles Lakers attempts a reverse layup against Bill Russell #6 of the Boston Celtics during a late circa 1960's NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California. West played for the Lakers from 1960 - 74. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

1969: Boston Celtics 108, Los Angeles Lakers 106
Bill Russell only scored six points in the decisive game of his last championship series, but John Havlicek (26), Sam Jones (24) and Em Bryant (20) helped the Celtics stave off Jerry West’s 42-point effort for the Lakers.

1970: New York Knicks 113, Los Angeles Lakers 99 The infamous Willis Reed game started with an injured Reed scoring the Knicks’ first two baskets and never scoring again. That’s OK, because he sparked Walt Frazier to a game-high 36 points and the Knicks to their first NBA title.

1970: New York Knicks 113, Los Angeles Lakers 99
The infamous Willis Reed game started with an injured Reed scoring the Knicks’ first two baskets and never scoring again. That’s OK, because he sparked Walt Frazier to a game-high 36 points and the Knicks to their first NBA title.

ìBOSTON - 1974: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar #33 of the Milwaukee Bucks makes his move against Dave Cowens #18 of the Boston Celtics during the NBA Finals played in 1974 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachussetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1974 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)

1974: Boston Celtics 102, Milwaukee Bucks 87
Dave Cowens finished with 28 points and 14 rebounds, and the Celtics sent multiple defenders at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who scored 26 points but couldn’t help the Bucks stop Boston from cruising to a 102-87 win and their first NBA title without Bill Russell.

þWASHINGTON - JUNE 4: Jack Sikma #43 of the Seattle Supersonics shoots against the Washington Bullets during Game Six of the 1978 NBA Finals at the Capital Centre on June 4, 1978 in Washington, DC. The Bullets won 117-82. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1978 NBAE (Photo by NBA Photo Library/NBAE via Getty Images)

1978: Washington Bullets 105, Seattle Supersonics 99
Bob Dandridge and Charles Johnson each scored 19 points, while Finals MVP Wes Unseld had 15 to lead the Bullets to their first and only NBA championship despite 27 points from Seattle center Marvin Webster.

tBOSTON, MA - JUNE 12: Larry Bird #33 of the Boston Celtics talks with CBS commentator Brent Musburger in the locker room after the Celtics defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in game seven of the NBA Finals to win the NBA championship June 12, 1984 at The Boston Garden in Boston Massachusetts. The Celtics won the finals 4 games to 3.. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

1984: Boston Celtics 111, Los Angeles Lakers 102
New decade, same outcome. The Celtics beat the Lakers in an NBA Finals Game 7 for the fourth time behind a strong third quarter and terrific all-around performances from Cedric Maxwell (24 points, eight rebounds, eight assists) and Larry Bird (20 points, 12 boards).

!INGLEWOOD, CA - JUNE 21: Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Pat Riley celebrates with CBS broadcaster Brent Musberger following their victory over the Detroit Pistons in Game seven of the NBA Finals at The Great Western Forum on June 21, 1988 in Inglewood, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1988 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

1988: Los Angeles Lakers 108, Detroit Pistons 105
At long last, the Lakers won an NBA Finals Game 7 after moving west. In a performance that cemented his big-game legacy, James Worthy had 36 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists as the Lakers exploded in the third quarter for their fifth NBA title of the 1980s.

çHOUSTON - JUNE 22: Robert Horry #25 of the Houston Rockets shoots against Anthony Mason #14 of the New York Knicks during Game Seven of the 1994 NBA Finals at the Summit on June 22, 1994 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1994 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

1994: Houston Rockets 90, New York Knicks 84
Hakeem Olajuwon collected 25 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and three blocks to lead the Rockets to the first of back-to-back NBA championships. The game is also well-remembered for John Starks’ futility, as the talented guard shot a nightmarish 2-of-18 for eight points.

(NBA Final: Spurs Win 2005 Championships. Detroit Pistons against the San Antonio Spurs during Game 7 of the NBA Finals at the SBC Center in San Antonio, Texas on June 23, 2005. The Spurs beat the Pistons 74-81 to win the 2005 NBA Finals. ( (Photo by Sporting News/Sporting News via Getty Images)

2005: San Antonio Spurs 81, Detroit Pistons 74
With the game tied after three quarters, the Spurs gritted down and edged the Pistons. Tim Duncan secured his third NBA Finals MVP award with 25 points and 11 rebounds, while Manu Ginobili added 23 points.

LOS ANGELES - JUNE 17: The Celtics Kevin Garnett was called for a foul on this second quarter play vs. Kobe Bryant. The Boston Celtics take on the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Seven of the NBA Finals at the Staples Center. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

2010: Los Angeles Lakers 83, Boston Celtics 79
Kobe Bryant shook off a horrendous shooting night to score 23 points and add 15 rebounds as the Lakers beat the Celtics in an NBA Finals Game 7 for the first time in five tries. Pau Gasol was a big factor as well with 19 points and 18 rebounds.

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