5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Heat (Game 5)

The San Antonio Spurs (3-1) will host the Miami Heat (1-3) for Game 5 of the NBA Finals where the Spurs can wrap up the series and capture title No. 5 in franchise history.

The Spurs are coming off a 107-86 win in Miami in Game 4. LeBron James scored a game-high 28 points for Miami while Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with 20 points and 14 rebounds.

And as the Spurs look to celebrate an NBA title, here are five things to watch in tonight’s contest:

  • Miami has won their last five consecutive games when facing an elimination game.
  • Miami has posted a 12-8 all-time record when facing elimination during a seven-game series, including a 6-3 record under Coach Spoelstra.
  • Miami has totaled 21 playoff road wins since the 2011 postseason, the most in the NBA.
  • The Spurs have now registered 11 playoff wins by 15+ points, the most such wins in NBA postseason history.
  • The Spurs won eight consecutive home games by 15+ points.