SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Danny Green and Tim Duncan each had 13 points as the San Antonio Spurs took a 61-52 halftime lead over the Miami Heat in Sunday’s Game Five of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals.
Green was 3-of-4 from behind the arc, including one midway through the second quarter that gave hosts San Antonio a 17-point lead over defending champions Miami.
LeBron James, who finished the first half with 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting, had nine of Miami’s 13 points during a four-minute stretch late in the half that pulled the Heat to within five.
Game Six of the best-of-seven championship series, which is tied at 2-2, is on Tuesday in Miami.
Reporting by Frank Pingue; Editing by Peter Rutherford