On This Date 6/22/2005
The San Antonio Spurs win a thrilling seven-game battle with the Detroit Pistons to win their third NBA Championships. The Spurs win the seventh game 81-74 at SBC Center. Tim Duncan joins elite company winning his third NBA Finals MVP. Duncan averaged 20.6 points and 14.1 rebounds in the NBA Finals, scoring a game-high 25 points in Game 7 to secure the championship.