Thursday night in Miami, the 2012-13 NBA season came to a close with a spectacular finale. The Miami Heat — led by Finals MVP LeBron James — edged the San Antonio Spurs by a score of 95-88 to win their second consecutive NBA championship. The game 7 telecast delivered a 17.7 overnight rating — and peaked at a 22.6 in the closing minutes — making it the second highest-rated NBA game in ABC history.
The entire series was a memorable one, called with precision by ABC’s lead team of Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy and Doris Burke and ESPN Radio’s Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown and Marc Stein. KIA NBA Countdown commentators Magic Johnson, Bill Simmons, Jalen Rose and Mike Wilbon in Miami and NBA analyst Kurt Rambis in Bristol on SportsCenter also provided unique perspective.
Here’s a look at what fans were saying about the coverage before, during, and after Game 7: