SAN ANTONIO - There has been only one dramatic contest in the NBA Finals, which has become a best-of-3 series as the San Antonio Spurs host the Miami Heat in Sunday's Game 5.
The Spurs won a close game in the opener and put a 36-point drubbing on the Heat in Game 3, while Miami's two victories have been by 19 and 16 points.
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Tony Parker's hamstring is an issue for the Spurs, while the Heat crave another big effort from Dwyane Wade.
Wade rediscovered his form with a spectacular performance (32 points, six steals) in Game 4 that was easily his best of a postseason in which he has been severely hampered by a knee injury.
"He's willing to go out there and compete for his teammates and open himself up for criticism with expectations of something bigger," Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said. "He's giving us everything he has, and (Thursday) he was able to dig deeper and go to another place that we needed."
Parker has a strained right hamstring and revealed Saturday that it could tear at any time and that he would be sidelined for about 10 days if it were the regular season.
Parker is hopeful that the two full days off between games will allow him to play better Sunday after he gave a substandard performance in Game 4.
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