Jun 15, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) celebrate after game five of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center. The Spurs beat the Heat 104-87 to win the NBA Finals. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Spurs Beat Heat 104-87 in Game 5 to Win NBA Finals

It was redemption for the San Antonio Spurs, who lost in crushing defeat last season only to rise up and get to another NBA Finals. This time, they wouldn’t go home empty handed.

Down 1-3, the Miami Heat came out like a team on the ropes jumping to a 22-6 lead to start the game. That was the high point. With about 5 minutes left in the first quarter, the Spurs started their comeback, eventually taking and not relinquishing the lead to win 104-87 in Game 5 in San Antonio.

San Antonio was the better team, whipping the ball around the court with possibly the best passing game we have ever seen. Miami couldn’t keep up, offensively or defensively.

Kawhi Leonard was named finals MVP. He had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs, and spent much of series guarding LeBron.

Manu Ginobili, who found redemption for last season’s poor showing with a strong finals performance this year, had 19 points. Patty Mills went 5-of-8 from three on his way to 17 important points while Tony Parker started 0-10 from the court before finally getting his shots to fall in the second half. He finished with 16 points. The Heat didn’t have an answer for Tim Duncan in the post, who had 14 points.

LeBron James said “follow my lead” before tip off and scored 17 points in the first quarter. But he was going too fast for the rest of his crew. He barely rested until the Heat conceded the game and the season with just a few minutes left.

He had 31 points and 10 rebounds for the Heat. Again, it was LeBron initiating the offense, shouldering the scoring load and guarding 1-5 on defense. He needed help and didn’t get it.

Chris Bosh scored 13 points, going 0-5 on his three-point attempts. Dwyane Wade went just 4-of-12 from the floor, scoring 11 points.

The Heat were dominated in their losses, losing each by at least 15 points. Still, like Erik Spoelstra said after the game, there is no shame in losing to a better team. It took a while for San Antonio to get going, but it was clear they were just that.

Tags: Game Recap Miami Heat NBA Finals San Antonio Spurs

  • binge

    Fuck the heat im bout to cum in this white bitch who I just met on the chatline

  • Real M-Fing talk !!!

    I would love for someone to defend the Stupidity of Spoeltra after this series
    First he saw Chalmers was struggling big time does NOTHING about it, Saw wade was struggle / not playing defense and not putting up offensive stats and Erik does NOTHING about it…. Finally in an elimination game 1 game too late he does the worst thing he could do…. only address half the problem… He took out Chalmers, the right move BUT he puts in Allen instead of Jones…. During the season Erik was ask, Why not play Allen instead of Jones his reply was to keep as many players in their roles as possible… and Jones did well at times, he never had a shooting performance like Allen did last last… So Erik in all his brilliance puts Allen in which weakens your already bad defense So i though the next best move was to bring a struggling Wade off the bench and start Douglas at point because if Manu who is a better player than Wade right now can come off the bench i do not see no reason Wade cannot do the same… But Erik only fixed half the problem… and another blow out as expected… I still do not understand why if you have a player on your team that causes match up problems Why do not you play him, i thought the MBA was about creating match issues for the other team , instead Erik helped the spurs by not playing Beasley, keeping Jones on the bench and not removing Chalmers and Wade earlier from the line up… No one can persuade me Erik stooge Spoelstra is a better head coach than Mike Brown, the only difference Erik had better players than Mike to work with hence the 2 rings !… and the terrible thing they will bring this stooge back next year !