Miami's San Antonio Struggles Could Impact This All-Important Game 3

NBA Finals Game 3 winner has won 12 of 13 series, when series is tied 1-1Tuesday evening, the San Antonio Spurs host the Miami Heat, in Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals. This series is tied 1-1, after the Heat comfortably took Game 2 in Miami, 103-84.

With the next three contests in San Antonio, Game 3 is incredibly important for both teams. Historically, the Game 3 winner has gone on to win the NBA Finals a whopping 12 out of 13 times (when the teams split the first two games of the series in 2-3-2 format).

The Spurs were 35-6 at home, during the regular season, and are 6-1 in the postseason. The Heat were 29-12 away from South Beach this season, while posting a 5-2 playoff road record. Miami has dropped their last two games away from South Florida.

Despite the Heat's many good teams, over the years, the franchise has not played well in the Alamo City, going only 3-22 all-time. Of course, most of those losses took place well before the current Big Three era.

The Spurs are playing their first NBA Finals game in San Antonio since 2007 and should most certainly play better than they did in Game 2.