For the first time in six years, an NBA Finals game is set to get underway in San Antonio. The Spurs will host the Miami Heat on Tuesday night in Game Three of their best-of-seven series.
Both teams are looking to take command of the 2013 Finals, after the Heat and Spurs split the first two contests in Miami. Recent history suggests that this may be the most important game of the series. In the last 13 NBA Finals in which the teams split the first two games, the winner of the Game Three has won the title 12 times.
Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday night. Every weekday game of the series will begin at the same time. Every game, including the weekends, will air on the same network.
Until Game Three, the Heat had never entered a 2013 playoff game as the underdogs. Despite winning 66 games in the regular season, the Heat proved in Game One that they can be defeated by the Spurs. San Antonio also has an advantage playing at the AT&T Center, where they went 35-6 before the postseason.
Betting Odds: San Antonio-2, 188 (Spurs-130, Heat+110)
TV Channel: ABC
Series Schedule: Game 3: at San Antonio, Tuesday, June 11, 9 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 4: at San Antonio, Thursday, June 13, 9 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 5: at San Antonio, Sunday, June 16, 8 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 6: at Miami, Tuesday, June 18, 9 p.m. ET, ABC *
Game 7: at Miami, Thursday, June 20, 9 p.m. ET, ABC*