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Spurs' fifth NBA title parade part celebration and part exorcism

  • San Antonio's Tim Duncan, right, and his daughter Sidney ride on a float during the team's basektball parade and celebration of their fifth NBA Championship in San Antonio Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

    San Antonio's Tim Duncan, right, and his daughter Sidney ride on a float during the team's basektball parade and celebration of their fifth NBA Championship in San Antonio Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Antonio's Tim Duncan and his daughter Sidney Duncan on a float during the Spurs' parade and celebration of their 5th NBA Championship in San Antonio, Texas, Weds.,  June 18, 2014.  (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

    San Antonio's Tim Duncan and his daughter Sidney Duncan on a float during the Spurs' parade and celebration of their 5th NBA Championship in San Antonio, Texas, Weds., June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Antonio coach Greg Popovich waves to the crowd during the Spurs' parade and celebration of their 5th NBA Championship in San Antonio, Texas, Weds.,  June 18, 2014.  (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

    San Antonio coach Greg Popovich waves to the crowd during the Spurs' parade and celebration of their 5th NBA Championship in San Antonio, Texas, Weds., June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)  (The Associated Press)

Fans screamed "Go Spurs Go!" in unison at the slightest glimpse of a San Antonio Spurs' player or coach floating down the River Walk.

It was reminiscent of last season when the Spurs walked off their team charter to those chants, except the tone Wednesday night was much sweeter.

The victory parade for Spurs' fifth NBA title was part celebration and part exorcism.

After falling 25 seconds shy of capturing the title last season only to fall in seven games to the Miami Heat, the Spurs made another run to the NBA Finals. Except this time, they closed out the Heat in five games for the team's first title since 2007.