It's the Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs in Game 5 of the 2013 NBA Finals. If you're trying to watch this pivotal championship then check out our TV schedule with game time as the Spurs host the Heat.
The winner of this game takes the 2013 NBA Finals to another level. One more victory for the winner and they'll be a game closer to popping champagne, "Chris Boshing" as they hoist the Larry O'Brien trophy. The Spurs had their chance to possibly close out the series in San Antonio, but the Heat spoiled their party as LeBron James and Dwyane Wade showed up to Game 4 like it was an All-Star game performance except they played defense. Bosh took home a very acceptable performance while dishing the NBA a $5,000 check for flopping in the Heat victory in Game 4.
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In Game 4, the Spurs found out Garry Neal was for real as he continued to terrorize from the three-point line in a point where the NBA lights are shining brightest. Neal went 3-4 from beyond the arc in Game 4 along with Danny Green, who shot 3-5 from downtown. The Spurs, however, could not continue this attack and, ultimately, James and Wade were able to take over the game at different stages. The Heat won Game 4, tying the series 2-2.
This will be the final home game for the Spurs no matter what. Whether they win or lose, the Heat will host Games 6 & 7. In a way, the pressure is on the Spurs, but San Antonio is so much about their business, that it's rare when you see them turn against each other the way they Heat do when Mario Chalmers messes up a play. The Spurs are veterans, but most of their team is inexperienced in the NBA Finals. For Miami, the only player who hasn't experienced NBA Finals pressure is Chris Andersen. Ray Allen, Shane Battier, Norris Coles and Mike Miller all have been under the limelight in the Finals, so the Heat don't seem to panic no matter what situationt they are presented with.
TV Channel- Where to Watch: ABC
Game Time- Tipoff: 8 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. CT
James almost promised a victory for the Heat. He said it was time Miami won consecutive games after having exchanged blows against teams since the Eastern Conference Finals. Versus the Indiana Pacers, the Heat won the odd-numbered games. In this series, the Heat have won the even-numbered games, so, according to James, it's time the team won back-to-back games.
After a Game 2 victory, it seemed as if Miami had control of the series, but the Spurs bounced back, making adjustments, and they took Game 3 behind a record-setting 16 three-pointers. Green and Neal had huge nights, guiding the Spurs to victory.
Who are you rooting for? The Spurs have never trailed in an NBA series. Is it time the Heat let them feel the pressure at a Finals series? Watch Game 5 and join us for the live blog of the game right before tipoff.