Game 5 of the 2013 NBA Finals took place for the 3rd and last time at San Antonio's homecourt, AT&T Center.
Photo credit to NBA Philippines
Before Game 5, Miami Heat-San Antonio Spurs Series was tied at 2-2, and it was one perfect time to make
bets on who would take a 3-2 lead. Most of my friends placed bets for the SA Spurs to win Game 5, and they were right.
While it's not always a home-court advantage, Game 5 results proved to be that case for the Spurs. They're leading by 13 points after the 1st Quarter, 19-32, and still leading by 9 pts. as of halftime, 52-61. At the end of the 3rd, they're up by 12: 75-87.
The scenario even got worse for the Miami Heat in the 4th quarter when the Spurs posted their biggest lead of 20 points at 9:12 (76-96), and later finished with a 10-point win, 104-114.
Putting Manu Ginobili in its Starting 5 in place of Tiago Splitter proved effective for the SA Spurs.
Despite giving their best in Game 5 (it wasn't their worst in the finals), Miami Heat was never ahead of the Spurs on this game.
Spurs now lead series, 3-2, and winning the series in Game 6 is going to be tough as it takes place at Miami's homecourt this Tuesday night, June 18 (Wednesday morning, June 19). Series tied twice already but Miami Heat by the way never took the lead in the series.
QUARTER SCORES: MIAMI HEAT VS SAN ANTONIO SPURS GAME 5
1st Quarter - 19-32
2nd Quarter - 52-61
3rd Quarter - 75-87
4th Quarter - 104-114
TEAM SCORES PER QUARTER:
Miami Heat - 1Q - 19 pts, 2Q - 33 pts, 3Q - 23 pts , 4Q - 29 pts
San Antonio Spurs - 1Q - 32 pts, 2Q - 29 pts, 3Q - 26 pts, 4Q - 27 pts
MIAMI HEAT SCORERS:
LeBron James - 25 pts
Dwyane Wade - 25 pts
Ray Allen - 21 pts
Chris Bosh - 16 pts
Mario Chalmers - 7 pts
Shane Battier - 7 pts
James Jones - 3 pts
SAN ANTONIO SPURS SCORERS:
Tony Parker - 26 pts
Danny Green - 24 pts
Manu Ginobili - 24 pts
Tim Duncan - 17 pts
Kawhi Leonard - 16 pts
Tiago Splitter - 4 pts
Gary Neal - 2 pts
Boris Diaw - 1 pt
HEAT VS SPURS GAMES SUMMARY:
Game 1 - Spurs win, 92-88, lead series 1-0.
Game 2 - Heat win, 84-103. Series tied 1-1.
Game 3 - Spurs win, 77-113, lead series 2-1.
Game 4 - Heat win, 109-93. Series tied 2-2.
Game 5 - in progress
Game 6 - Spurs win, 104-114, lead series 3-2.
NBA FINALS 2013 NEXT GAMES SCHEDULE: MIAMI HEAT VS SAN ANTONIO SPURS
Game 6 - June 18 at Miami (June 19 PH Time)
Game 7 (if necessary) - June 20 at Miami (June 21 PH Time)