Spurs, Heat ready for game five

Posted at 1:13 PM, Jun 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-17 08:11:54-04

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The tie in the NBA Finals gets broken tonight and the winner moves to the verge of claiming the league's title.


San Antonio hosts Miami in Game 5 of a title series that has yet to produce consecutive wins by either team.


Miami won Game 4, but the Heat haven't been able to win back-to-back games since closing out their second-round series and winning the opener of the Eastern Conference finals.


San Antonio's Tim Duncan says the final game of the series on the Spurs' home court is a must-win for his team.  Otherwise, they'll be faced with the prospects of having to win the remaining two games on Miami's home court.


Of the 27 times the series was tied at 2-2, the Game 5 winner went on to win 20 of them.    


The Spurs are concerned about the condition of Tony Parker's right hamstring. The star guard says it could tear at any time.