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Heat Spurs Game 5

  1. Heat start out red hot, can’t sustain it, Spurs execute way to 47-40 halftime lead

    Jun 15, 2014, 9:27 PM EST

    2014 NBA Finals - Game Five

    Heat started out with great defensive energy and led 19-5, but they can’t sustain that level of execution anymore. The Spurs can, though.

  2. NBA Finals Game 5 preview, Heat at Spurs: Miami tries to put River Walk party on hold

    Jun 15, 2014, 10:59 AM EST

    LeBron Hames, Dwyane Wade

    Miami needs a lot of things to change to get back in this series, starting with the Spurs just missing some shots.

  3. If Spurs win, Tony Parker should be the Finals MVP

    Jun 18, 2013, 8:45 AM EST

    Miami Heat v San Antonio Spurs - Game 5

    There is no doubt — Danny Green has been fantastic in the NBA Finals Look at his shooting chart, it is ridiculous from three. Green has knocked down 25 threes through five games, the NBA record, shooting 65.8 percent from beyond the arc. He has averaged 18 points a game. He has been key to…

  4. NBA Finals Game 6 Preview: Will we see the best of the Heat?

    Jun 18, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    BASKET-NBA-FINALS-SPURS-HEAT

    Heat coach Erik Spoelstra asked the most pertinent question about Game 6 just after the end of Game 5: “Can we put together our best game on both sides of the floor in Game 6?” Over the course of a long NBA season the San Antonio Spurs built very good habits as a team —…

  5. NBA Finals Game 5 mini-movie (VIDEO)

    Jun 18, 2013, 2:42 AM EST

    Miami Heat v San Antonio Spurs - Game 5

    Manu Ginobili starts hot, Danny Green knocks down threes, and every time the Heat make a run the Spurs are there with an answer. All series long the Spurs have had answers — they are the best counter-punchers in the league, the best team at forcing you into tough decisions then exploiting your mistakes. And…

  6. Boris Diaw’s defense slowed LeBron down. I know, right?

    Jun 17, 2013, 10:56 AM EST

    San Antonio Spurs' Duncan congratulates teammate Diaw during a time out during first quarter play against the Miami Heat in Game 5 of their NBA Finals basketball series in San Antonio

    SAN ANTONIO — The MVPs for the Spurs Game 5 win you know — Manu Ginobili came back like the prodigal son to have a huge game, Danny Green knocked down any shot given inside the San Antonio city limits, and Tony Parker continues to be the guy who should get the Finals MVP award…

  7. Manu Ginobili’s breakout Game 5 (VIDEO)

    Jun 17, 2013, 8:44 AM EST

    Miami Heat v San Antonio Spurs - Game 5

    After hearing a lot of criticism for his play through four games, Manu Ginobili broke out big in Game 5. Real big. As in the most points in a game he’s had all season. He did it knocking down outside shots early but he also got into the paint and that started to create opportunities…

  8. Heat admit defense, shooting must improve in Game 6 to extend season

    Jun 17, 2013, 3:25 AM EST

    BASKET-NBA-FINALS-SPURS-HEAT

    SAN ANTONIO — Credit San Antonio — they do not back down. All season long Miami would crank up its defense, make its big runs and the opponent would wilt. The Spurs withstood the Heat’s big run in Game 5 — when the lead was down to 1 late in the third San Antonio responded…

  9. Who is washed up? Ginobili bounces back with huge game to lead Spurs

    Jun 17, 2013, 12:31 AM EST

    Spurs' Ginobili goes to the basket past Miami's Wade during Game 5 of the NBA Finals in San Antonio

    SAN ANTONIO — When you walk around San Antonio you see more Manu Ginobili jerseys than anything else Spurs. More than Tony Parker. More than Tim Duncan. More than the Coyote mascot. More than anyone. But after some rough games through the NBA Finals this year — he was a passive 1-of-5 shooting in Game…

  10. NBA Finals Game 5: Ginobili, Green hit every shot it seems, Spurs win 114-104

    Jun 16, 2013, 9:10 PM EST

    BASKET-NBA-FINALS-SPURS-HEAT

    SAN ANTONIO — All season long, when the Heat would crank up their defense and make a run, other teams wilted. San Antonio stood up the the runs, executed, hit open shots and a lot of tough ones, and won 114-104 to take a 3-2 series lead. San Antonio will have two chances on the…

  11. Popovich says at shootaround no lineup changes… probably

    Jun 16, 2013, 4:49 PM EST

    Miami Heat v San Antonio Spurs - Game Four

    SAN ANTONIO — In Game 4, the Heat went small starting Mike Miller instead of Udonis Haslem, and it took Gregg Popovich all of 47 seconds to adjust, pulling Tiago Splitter for Gary Neal. Then in the second half Boris Diaw started, a guy who because of his size and style of play lets the…

  12. NBA Finals Game 5 Heat vs. Spurs preview: Which Heat team shows up?

    Jun 16, 2013, 11:04 AM EST

    Miami Heat v San Antonio Spurs - Game Four

    SAN ANTONIO — Which Miami Heat team will be on the bus to the AT&T Center for Sunday night’s key Game 5? We know what names will be there — LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, etc. — but the Heat have looked like a different team game to game in this series (and the…

  13. Heat think they can finally win two games in a row

    Jun 15, 2013, 8:01 PM EST

    Heat's James hugs teammate Wade after the Heat defeated the Spurs in Game 4 of their NBA Finals basketball series in San Antonio

    SAN ANTONIO — The last time Miami won two games in a row in a series it was mid-May against the Bulls. They traded wins with the Pacers but that was good enough to get to the NBA Finals, where through four games they have traded wins with the Spurs. After each win the Heat…

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