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Continued: Giving up huge runs to close 1st, 3rd quarters doom Heat in Game 5 of NBA Finals

  • Article by: TIM REYNOLDS , AP Basketball Writer
  • Last update: June 17, 2013 - 5:30 AM

Now they'll wait and see if the Spurs will be coming home for a parade.

"We cleaned up a couple of mistakes," Spurs forward Tim Duncan said. "We're just trying to make their life as hard as possible. There are three incredible players that obviously have gotten their team to this point for three years in a row. They're some of the best players in the league. All we can do is try to do the best we can to make their life as hard as possible."

Mission accomplished on that front in Game 5.

After playing uphill basketball all night, the Heat had enough gas left in the fourth to make things interesting late, but not hardly enough for a miracle comeback. So it's the Spurs one game away from the title.

And now, Miami's task is simple.

Win Tuesday, then win Thursday — or else.

"Ain't got no choice, now," Heat guard Mike Miller said.

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