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6/14/07

Spurs Break Out The Brooms, Sweep Cleveland For NBA Title

CLEVELAND (AP) - Too much talent, too much depth, too much defense, too much teamwork. The San Antonio Spurs used that combination to sweep the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the NBA Finals 83-82.

Manu Ginobili led the Spurs with 27, including 13 in the fourth quarter. He hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 4:15 left.

Cleveland superstar LeBron James had a long night. He missed 13 of his first 17 shots and finished with 24 points on ten-of-30 shooting. The Spurs led throughout the first three quarters before Cleveland rallied to start the fourth quarter to take a brief lead. But San Antonio regrouped, and went on a late 12-to-3 run to put the game away.

Tim Duncan, the stoic and selfless foundation of the Spurs, finally let the emotions flow after he won his fourth NBA title. Duncan had 12 points and 15 rebounds in the finale. Duncan says winning the title "never gets old."

Duncan had won three NBA Finals MVP awards before Tony Parker grabbed this year's MVP with a 24-point performance in Game Four.

Spurs reserve Robert Horry is the senior member of the team and earned his seventh NBA title ring. He's the eighth player in NBA history to win at least seven NBA titles. After the game, Horry said he wanted to return to try and get an eighth ring.

Dynasty? The San Antonio Spurs are as close to being one as any team in the NBA. The Spurs won their third title in five years, and fourth in the last nine seasons.  They also won in 1999, 2003 and 2005.  The Spurs are the eighth team to sweep an NBA championship series. It's the first sweep since the LA Lakers beat New Jersey in four straight in 2002.

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