Look at Spurs' recent Game 5 history headed into showdown vs. Rockets

Spurs 6-2 in recent Game 5s with NBA Playoff series tied

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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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