The Spurs on the top of the world

The San Antonio Spurs edged out the Cleveland Cavaliers 83-82 on Thursday to capture their third NBA championship in five years with a 4-0 finals series sweep.

“It shows a lot of the experience, the poise that we’ve built over the years. I think we just outlasted them.”

Tony Parker, selected the finals MVP, scored 24 and hit 10-of-14 shots on a variety of jumpers and drives to the basket over and around the Cavaliers’ big men.

The 25-year-old averaged 24.5 points over the four games and shot 57 percent from the field.
It’s great, just unbelievable,” the Frenchman said about being named MVP.

“I’m speechless.

“When I look at that trophy I’m going to wake up tomorrow and it’s still going to be a dream.

“European basketball is improving every year. You’ve got Dirk Nowitzki, first European to be elected league MVP and now a Frenchman is elected the finals MVP. There’s going to be more. I’m on the list now” said Tony Parker.


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