GameChangers (06/16/14)

By John Ewing
A look at highlights from the most recent NBA Playoff game utilizing Live ScoreCaster.



Live ScoreCaster allows you to view current scores and play-by-play as well as live, updating projections from 50,000 simulations of the remaining time in each NBA game. Live ScoreCaster is totally free and available at PredictionMachine.com and for download on iTunes.

After each NBA Finals game we breakdown some highlights from the Live projections throughout the game. Click the matchup to view Live ScoreCaster chart that tells the story of that game.

Spurs vs. Heat

San Antonio won its fifth title soundly defeating Miami 104-87 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The Spurs routed the Heat for the fourth time in the series.

The Spurs, after trailing by 16 points early in the game, outscored the Heat 55-29 during the second and third quarters. San Antonio's expected win probability increased from 42 percent to 99 percent.

Before the series began, San Antonio was only 11.5% likely to win the NBA Title in exactly five games.

Additional Game Notes:
  • The Spurs were the projected winner for 35:27 minutes or 73.9% of the game.
  • San Antonio spent all but 50 seconds of the fourth quarter being 99 percent likely to win.
  • The Spurs were the projected winner for 191:36 minutes or 79.8% of the series.