Spurs, Heat take on Game 6 June 18
The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs are gearing up for Game 6 in the NBA Finals on Tuesday, June 18. The Spurs have a 3-2 lead in the series, but the basketball teams will battle it out on Miami's home court, giving them the advantage. The Spurs will try to clinch their fifth title as the Heat will work to win back-to-back championships.
In Game 5, the Heat took advantage of the turnovers by the Spurs with an 18-16 score. The Heat relies on LeBron James to score big, but Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Ray Allen need a productive game as well.
"We understand that Miami is going to come out with a lot of energy and they're going to play better at home," Spurs point guard Tony Parker told Sports Illustrated. "They're going to shoot the ball better. Their crowd is going to be behind them. For us, you need to finish as soon as you can. We did that [in the previous rounds] against the Lakers and Golden State and Memphis. So hopefully we can do the same thing."
Although the Spurs are up in the series, James has been noted for his come-from-behind talent, especially when a title is on the line with home court advantage. Parker, who admitted to a right hamstring strain, must fight hard to win Game 6 to avoid risking a more severe injury for Game 7.