Advantage Spurs ahead of return to Miami

16Jun 2013


It's Game 5 of the NBA Finals 2013, and Sumeet Paul takes a closer look at the two teams ahead of arguably the most vital clash of the series...

Miami Heat @ San Antonio Spurs

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There are big concerns ahead of Game 5 for the San Antonio Spurs, who have admitted that this is almost a must-win game with the series heading back to Miami on Tuesday.

Point guard Tony Parker is still struggling with a hamstring strain and his fitness will be key in the Spurs regaining the series lead, while Manu Ginobili continues to suffer a slump in form.

In contrast, Miami's "Big Three" delivered last Thursday, with James, Wade and Bosh all producing dominant performances to clinch a commanding road win.

The trio appear to have found their shooting range at just the right time, having struggled for consistency through the opening games.

However, they have fallen short of winning consecutive games over the course of the postseason, and coupled with the likelihood that this may well be the last home game of an NBA Finals for the Spurs old guard, there will be a much higher intensity from the hosts.

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will stress the importance of keeping turnovers to a minimum and will pray that Parker doesn't do any further damage to his hamstring.

Although Miami look as though they could have too much for San Antonio on home court, back the Spurs to deliver one last time in what will be a much closer game.

Recommended Bets:
Back the Spurs to win Game 5 @ 2.12
Back the Spurs -3.5 pts @ 2.08


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Keywords: Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, NBA

Source: Betfair

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