Spurs Down Heat, 114-104, Take One Game Lead In NBA Finals
(L-R) Danny Green #4, Tony Parker #9 and Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs celebrate in the fourth quarter against the Miami Heat during Game Five of the 2013 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on June 16, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.
The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat, 114-104, on Sunday night, in game five of the 2013 NBA Finals, at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven game series.
San Antonio led, 32-19, after the first quarter, before taking a 61-52 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Miami cut the lead to 75-74, with under 4:00 to go in the third quarter, but the Spurs controlled the game from there, and went on to the ten-point victory.
San Antonio out-shot the Heat from the floor, 60%-43%, and also finished with a 36-34 rebound advantage.
Tony Parker led the way for the Spurs, with 26 points, along with five assists, with Manu Ginobili contributed 24 points and ten assists, while Danny Green added 24 points, going 6-of-10 from beyond the three-point arc.
In a losing cause for Miami, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade each had 25 points, while Ray Allen scored 21 points off the bench.
Game six is scheduled for Tuesday night in Miami, Florida. A win by the Heat would force an if necessary game on Thursday night, also in Miami.