June 21, 2013
MIAMI, Fla. -- Former University of Michigan men's basketball star Juwan Howard (1992-94) helped the Miami Heat to its second straight NBA championship following a 95-88 game seven victory over the San Antonio Spurs Thursday (June 20). It marks the second NBA title in Howard's 18-year NBA career and the third for the Heat franchise, which also won the title in 2006 and 2012.
Helping NBA superstars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, Howard appeared in seven games during Miami's championship season. En route to the title, the Heat defeated the Milwaukee Bucks (4-0), the Chicago Bulls (4-1) in the conference semifinal, the Indiana Pacers (4-3) in the conference final and the San Antonio Spurs (4-3) in the NBA Finals.
Howard has played in 1,208 career games during his NBA career, scoring 16,159 points and grabbing 7,428 rebounds. While at Michigan, Howard was part of the famed Fab Five and played three seasons in Ann Arbor before leaving early for the NBA. He was the fifth overall pick in the 1994 NBA Draft by the Washington Bullets (Wizards). An All-American in 1993-94, Howard played in 100 career games for U-M, scoring 1,526 points and grabbing 745 rebounds.
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