When the NBA Finals is 2-2 in a 2-3-2 format, whoever wins game 5 ended up winning the title 7 times of out 10. San Antonio Spurs will host the Miami Heat this Sunday at 8 PM ET at the AT&T Center.
Dwayne Wade, Lebron James and Chris Bosh came to play in game four and stole home field advantage back with a 109-93 victory.
“It was on our shoulders,” James said. “We had to figure out how to win the game for us and play at the highest level. When all three of us are clicking, we’re very tough to beat.”
“When Bosh, Wade and James score the way they did tonight and shoot it the way they did tonight, a team is going to have a difficult time if you help them like we did,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said.
The Spurs had 19 turnovers that led to 23 points. NO way they are winning that way. “It was all about myself, Chris and LeBron coming out and leading this team to a victory,” Wade said.
The Heat improved to 6-0 this postseason following a loss (outscoring opponents by 20.7 PPG)
It’s all even out, but game 5 have the significant of a championship game. No question.
Tony Parker scored 15 points in the first half of game 4, but he didn’t score once the rest of the match. “It was just fatigue,” said Parker. “I just missed shots. I had great shots. I missed two tear drops and the lay-up I was right there, couldn’t get my lift. They are doing the same thing on me since the beginning. Very aggressive on pick-and-rolls, stuff like that. I just missed easy shots, and hopefully I’ll get healthier, and I’ll be better by Sunday.”
The Heat is -1.5 favorite on the road for game 5.