• Signature playoff moments: What else but the two Games 7s? LeBron was brilliant in the finale of the finals with 37 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, two steals and five three-pointers (equaling his second-highest total of the season). But don’t forget his 32-point, eight-rebound gem in Game 7 of the Pacers series.
• Playoff averages: 25.9 points, 49.1 percent shooting, 8.4 rebounds, 6.6 assists, 1.8 steals.
• Contract status: Signed for next season ($19.067 million), with player options for 2014-15 ($20.59 million) and 2015-16 ($22.11 million).
• The last word: James endured a few rough shooting games in the Finals, but his overall playoff work was exemplary, especially in the three games when the Heat faced elimination. No player in NBA history has averaged more points in seventh games of playoff series, with James on a streak of four Game 7s in a row with at least 30 — one short of Elgin Baylor’s record. James became the ninth player to win multiple finals MVP awards and the fifth to do it two years in a row.
• Signature playoff moments: Two deserve top billing: a 32-point, six-steal vintage Wade masterpiece in Game 4 of the Finals, followed by a terrific Game 7 effort: 23 points, 10 rebounds, two blocks, 11 for 21 shooting.
• Playoff averages: 15.9 points, 45.9 percent shooting, 4.8 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 1.7 steals, 1.0 block.
• Contract status: Signed for next season ($18.536 million), with player options for 2014-15 ($20.048 million) and 2015-16 ($21.56 million).
• The last word: Wade called these playoffs the most challenging of his career, largely because of a bone bruise on his right knee that sidelined him for one game and limited him in many others, and an injury sustained in the Finals that required his left knee to be drained the day before Game 7. At one point, he failed to reach 20 points in 12 consecutive games — a career-long drought — but ended the playoffs with four 20-point outbursts in his final eight games, including big nights in the two seventh games. Among all Heat and Spurs players, only James averaged more points in the finals than Wade’s 19.6.
• Signature playoff moments: His 20-point, 19-rebound effort in a Game 3 win at Chicago in the second round, and his splendid Game 4 of the Finals (20 points, 13 rebounds).
• Playoff averages: 12.1 points, 45.8 percent shooting, 7.3 rebounds, 1.6 blocks.
• Contract status: Signed for next season ($19.067 million), with player options for 2014-15 ($20.59 million) and 2015-16 ($22.1 million).
• The last word: Bosh’s playoff performance was a roller coaster, his offensive game experiencing highly unusual lulls as he tried to reconcile how often to attack the basket and how often to float on the perimeter. He didn’t surpass 20 points in a single playoff game — after doing it 22 times in the regular season — didn’t score in Game 7 of the Finals and scored in single digits in the final four games of the Indiana series. But Bosh produced four double-digit rebounding games in the Finals, blocked 36 shots in the playoffs (including two huge ones in the final minute in Game 6 against the Spurs), and played with more force in the Finals. After missing four three-point attempts in Game 1 against the Spurs, Bosh attempted just two the rest of the series.