NBA Finals open thread: Heat vs Spurs game 5

Birdman - USA TODAY Sports

Place your thoughts on tonight's Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs game 5. The series is tied 2-2 and has all the earmarks of a series destined to go seven games. Game 5 is usually the pivotal game in the 2-3-2 format that the NBA has for the Finals, putting the onus on the team that loses tonight to win the next game, an elimination game.

A couple things we know. Tony Parker has a gimpy hamstring. Manu Ginobili has yet to show up in the finals yet. Dwyane Wade came up big in Game 4 and so did Chris Bosh, so is it Manu's turn to step up? Will Spurs coach Gregg Popovich change his starting lineup to counteract what the Heat did in game 4? Will Erik Spoelstra stick with the starting unit he formed featuring Mike Miller? Will Chris Andersen make it on to the court?

We will find out. Game starts at 6pm MST.

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