Tim Duncan: 'We need to maintain our intensity'

Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs with the ball against LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat during the NBA Finals on June 20, 2013
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San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan believes that his side need to maintain the level of their excellent form to secure their first NBA Championship since 2007.

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan has expressed his belief that his side will have to continue to be at the peak of their form to secure the NBA Championship.

The Spurs can win their first title since 2007 with a win over the Miami Heat in game five of the NBA finals on Sunday.

However, the 38-year-old is adamant the 2013 champions will battle to the final minute, so his side need to maintain their intensity throughout the match.

Duncan told reporters: "They're going to come out and give us their best punch possible. We know that they're back-to-back champs and they've been in this situation before and they have all the confidence in the world that they can win these games.

"So we have to do just the same. Come out there and say, hey, we're going to take it little by little, quarter by quarter, and see what happens."

Duncan scored 10 points in Gregg Popovich's side's 107-86 win in game four of the series.

LeBron James of the Miami Heat gestures to teammates during Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs , June 8, 2014
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