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Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals 2013 will take place on Tuesday, with Game 3 set to be a pivotal game to decide who will win the title this season. The Heat will be looking with renewed confidence that they can win this one following the manner of their win in Game 2, but the Spurs have home court advantage and will be looking to make that show. The game is scheduled to tip off at 9 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
This series is swaying back and forth as many had predicted; Game 1 was a classic with both teams playing with amazing intensity and neither team being able to put the other away. The Spurs ended up clinching the game in the final seconds to take a surprise 1-0 lead in the series despite being on the road in Miami.
Many predicted a reaction from the Heat, and what a fight back it was. Game 2 started very much like the first game, with things being too tight to call for much of the first half of the game. However, the heat suddenly went on a crazy run in which they piled on the points with very little response from the Spurs. The end result is that Game 2 turned into a rout, and that result will have lifted the heat hugely as the series switches to San Antonio.
The Spurs will be hoping to leave Game 2 well behind them, and try and think of the series so far as being a job well done so far. Coming away from Miami with the series being level at 1-1 is a great result for them. However, now the pressure will really tell and it will be interesting to see where the series goes from here.
If the Spurs can make their home court advantage count and win both games in San Antonio they will travel back to Miami for Game 5 with a 3-1 series lead and be on the brink of the title.
However, LeBron James and the Heat will be looking to maintain their momentum and claim at least one if not two wins over Games 3 and 4. If they win both games then they will be the ones very much in the driving seat and will return to Miami knowing another win could seal things.
But if things end in San Antonio after Game 4 with things at 2-2 then the series will very much still remain on a knife edge.
Game 3 will be a vitally important one for both teams, and if the Heat can win again tonight the momentum will be well and truly in their corner. However, if the Spurs can win tonight they will be able to enter Game 4 knowing another home win would put them on the brink of the title.
Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs will tip off at 9 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (Game 3 is over. For Game 7 live stream information please CLICK HERE).