The Miami Heat will play Sunday against San Antonio Spurs for NBA Finals Game 5. The Spurs lead the series 3-1, and could effectively force the turnover of the NBA championship title at home in AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, on June 15, 2014.
Heat vs. Spurs NBA Finals Game 5 live stream will begin at 5 pm PT/8 pm ET. ABC is streaming the NBA Finals on their website through HD quality online live stream. (Free with subscriptions).
Miami Heat lost Game 4 of the Finals 107-86 to the San Antonio Spurs, which cemented the idea that the San Antonio is a much better team than the Heat, and the championship this year will exchange hands if the scoring trend since Game 1 continues - leading by at least seven points to the most 25-points during half time.
The Heat is pushed to the brink of elimination, and it appears that no matter how hard the four-time MVP LeBron James tried to level the playing field, they are no match for the Spurs, who were shooting at 80 percent and making impeccable pass plays.
James led the Heat in scoring 28 points, eight rebound and shoot 60 percent in Game 4, but Kawhi Leonard matched James' intensity with 20 points and put up solid defense.
Can the defending championship team turn this tide around or is the Spurs a impossible team to overcome? If the Heat wants to fight for the title, they must do it one game at a time until they get to Game 7. Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, Ray Lewis and Mario Chalmers must find a way to support James in breaking down Spurs' plays, and they must do this for the next three consecutive games. There is no other way around this.
As a recap of the Spurs vs. Heat Finals series, Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard continued his series MVP performance with 20 points in Game 4, which was his second double-figure game after his breakout performance of 29 points in Game 3. San Antonio Spurs became the first team to defeat the Miami Heat at home in 11 postseason games, and emerged in a 111-92 victory Tuesday in Game 3. The Spurs shot 75.8 percent from the field in the first half of postseason scoring, a Finals record.
The Heat had gone without consecutive playoff losses, third all-time behind Boston (54, 1962-66) and Chicago (52, 1990-93), according to NBA.com, but the Spurs have effectively broken their record after Game 3 win.
This is the first time the Heat have faced elimination in Game 5 during the Spurs Big Three era. Tim Duncan surpassed Kareen Abdul-Jabbar for most minutes in playoff history.
Game 2 was the only game the Heat won, but only with a margin of two points. James and his team defeated the Spurs with 98-96. James posted 35 points and 10 rebounds and shot 13-for-18, including 3 for 3 in three pointers.
In Game 1, the Spurs showed the Heat that they were outmatched by putting up a 30-9 run in the fourth quarter, even with the broken air conditioning at AT&T center. James had to sit out because of a muscle cramp.
NBA Finals 2014 - Heat vs. Spurs Game 5 will be televised on ABC, and HD quality live streaming can be watched through ABC's website.
NBA Finals Schedule:
Game 5 Sunday, June 15, Miami at San Antonio, 8 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 6 * Tuesday, June 17, San Antonio at Miami, 9 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 7 * Friday, June 20, Miami at San Antonio, 9 p.m. ET, ABC