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Heat vs. Spurs in Game 5: Score, Recap & Highlights

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Final Score: Heat 105, Spurs 87

The Spurs crushed the Heat (again) Sunday night in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, closing them out with a 105-87 rout that brought another title to San Antonio.

Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich shared their 5th Championship after 17 years together. Duncan is also the second player in history to have won an NBA Championship in 3 different decades.

Here’s how it went down:

The Heat Waved the White Flag in the Third Quarter

By the end of the third quarter, it was clear that the Heat aad no chance- both Bosh and Wade did not contribute much to the scoreboard while Lebron did not do enough to bring the team together and lead them as he promised prior to the game.

The Heat believe they can amp it up at any moment, but they were shut down and unable to recover when facing a team as solid as the Spurs


The Spurs Bench Caught Fire

Tony Parker almost went 3 quarters without scoring a single point, but ended with a dominant force. He got away with his slow start due to the strength and depth of the Spurs.


Patty Mills Played His Best Game Ever


“His energy has been important to us all year long… The team sense that he has really has become infectious for all of us.” – Gregg Popovich


Manu Ginobili Played Lights Out


The Spurs woke up after a sleepy first quarter to completely turn the game around. Leonard with 15 points, followed by Duncan, Ginobili and Danny Green with clutch shots made the difference between the Spurs going down miserably or ending the series tonight.

Series MVP Kawhi Leonard Hit 11 Straight Points To Get Them Going


Lebron Couldn’t Do It All


Lebron James was bringing the heat to San Antonio, with 17 of 29 of the Heat’s points in the first quarter, by far than anyone else on the court. His dominance was displayed on both defense and offense, but his skill alone was not enough to penetrate the core of the Spurs.

“Lebron is a man possessed.”- Sportcenter


Preview


After annihilating the Miami Heat in Game 4, the San Antonio Spurs are back home looking to send LeBron James and Co. home for the offseason by closing out the NBA Finals.

A title would avenge last year’s crushing seven-game loss and give Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan their fifth rings, further enhancing Duncan’s status as one of the all-time greats.

Austin Daye and the Baynes warming up for Game 5. #Spurs #Heat

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