SAN ANTONIO – The Spurs face the Rockets in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals Tuesday at the AT&T Center.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, the winner of Game 5 in a tied series goes on to win the series more than 80 percent of the time.
The Spurs are 6-2 in recent Game 5s of a tied playoff series, but surprisingly lost two of those series so the team's win percentage has been .500 (4-4).
Here’s a look at those results:
2017 1st round — Win vs. Memphis, won series 4-2.
Kawhi Leonard scores 29 and Tony Parker adds 27 as Spurs win tough game at Memphis.
2016 2nd round — Loss vs. Oklahoma City, lost series 2-4.
Russell Westbrook scores 35 in San Antonio to lead Thunder.
Spurs would lose Game 6 in what turned out to be Tim Duncan’s final NBA game.
2015 1st round — Win at LA Clippers, lost series 3-4.
Spurs win on the road, but can’t finish series at home in next game.
Game 7 turns into an instant classic where Chris Paul hits game-winner over Duncan.
2014 Conference finals — Win vs. Oklahoma City, won series 4-2.
Spurs take care of business in Game 5 at home, and win series in overtime thriller in Game 6 on the road.
Spurs would go onto win NBA championship.
2014 1st round — Win vs. Dallas Mavericks, won series 4-3.
Tony Parker scores 23 as Spurs win Game 5 at home.
The series would go seven games and propelled the Spurs to a championship run.
2013 Finals — Win vs. Miami Heat, lost series 3-4.
Danny Green and Manu Ginobili scored 24 points each to give the Spurs a series lead headed back to Miami in the NBA Finals.
The Spurs would suffer a heart-breaking loss in Game 6 and lose Game 7 to LeBron James and the Heat.
2013 2nd round — Win vs. Golden State, won series 4-2.
Tony Parker scored 25 points as the Spurs regained control of the series against upstart Warriors.
The Spurs won Game 6 in Oakland, but the young Warriors with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson proved they would be a force in the future.
2012 Conference finals — Loss vs. Oklahoma City, lost series 2-4.
The Spurs lost Game 5 at home to a Thunder team that featured a trio of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden (yes, that James Harden).
San Antonio lost Game 6 on the road, but the loss set up back-to-back runs to the NBA Finals.
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