No one would have guessed that, going into game 5 of this series, Miami would be on the brink of elimination. But that’s exactly where they are.
The two-time defending champion Heat find themselves down 3 games to 1 after being thoroughly beaten at home in back-to-back games.
This is unfamiliar territory for Miami, who have cruised in the playoffs during the Big 3 Era.
San Antonio beat them by 20+ points in both games and played to near perfection, breaking playoff records for best shooting percentage in a quarter and in a half.
The Spurs will look to close the series out tonight in front of their home crowd and complete their road to redemption from last year’s finals loss to Miami.
The Heat will need to dig deep and have huge performances from their big 3: James, Wade and Bosch to win tonight and keep the series going.
History is not on the Heat’s side: no team in NBA history has come back after being down 3 games to 1.
You can catch all the action tonight at 8 P.M. (EST) on ABC. You can also watch the game streaming live on the ABC app, NBA.com and WATCHESPN.
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