The Spurs' top players returned to form as San Antonio beat Miami 114-104 to take a 3-2 lead over the defending champion Heat in the best-of-seven NBA Final.

Though playing with an injured hamstring, Tony Parker led the Spurs with 26 points, and 36-year-old Manu Ginobili, who has been struggling in the finals, contributed 24 points and 10 assists.

Danny Green was also key for San Antonio, hitting six of 10 three-pointers.

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade each put up 25 points for the Heat, who trailed throughout the contest at San Antonio's AT&T Center.

Reserve guard Ray Allen scored 21 for Miami, including four three-pointers.

The teams have alternated wins in the series, but the Heat must now win two in a row to secure a second consecutive NBA championship, while the Spurs need only more one victory to claim their first title since 2007.

Game Six is Tuesday night at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.

Game Seven - if there is one - is set for Thursday night on the Heat's home court. EFE