450530800MIAMI — The San Antonio Spurs agonized all offseason and even during the season over last year's crushing NBA Finals loss to the Miami Heat.

A focused, one-year march to redemption is nigh for the Spurs.

In another basketball clinic, the Spurs schooled the Heat 107-86 and took a 3-1 series lead.

Game 5 is Sunday in San Antonio (8 p.m. ET, ABC), and the Spurs are on the verge of the franchise's fifth championship and first since 2007. The Spurs were 26 seconds from a title last season but blew a five-point lead with 28.2 seconds left in the fourth quarter of Game 6.

OK, so the Spurs didn't make 19 of their first 21 shots like they did in Game 3. Still, it was offensive harmony, and the Spurs made 11 of their first 18 shots, grabbing an early lead that that extended to 31-17 with 10:24 left in the second quarter.

"Winning and losing isn't about one thing," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. "There are several factors that go into it."see more at firstcoastnews.com