|Posted by shawn cassidy on June 16, 2013 at 11:45 PM|
A series of runs without a doubt. A series of big leads and lost leads without question. For most of us game 5 will be remembered for Danny Green beating Ray Allen's three-point record in a NBA Finals series. Green has made 25 through 5 games, as for Allen the past record holder. He made 22 in 6 games with the Celtics in 2008. The return of Manu will also be the big story from game 5. Manu had his best scoring game out of the entire season which is hard to believe. It came at a great time. Coach Pop showed why he's the best in the game. He moved Manu into the starting lineup. This was Manu's first start of the season.
Manu Ginobili had 24 points and 10 assists in a surprise start to spark the San Antonio Spurs to a 114-104 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night, pushing the Spurs one victory away from their fifth championship.
LeBron James scored 25 points on 8-for-22 shooting for the Heat and Dwyane Wade had 25 points and 10 assists. But the Heat missed 21 of their first 29 shots to fall behind by 17 points in the second quarter of another uninspired performance.
Lebron James had another no show in the 4th recording just three points in the final frame. Wade was unable to bail James out in game 5. I would have to say through five games the MVP for the Spurs has been Danny Green, with Parker on his heels. For the Heat it's all Wade. The Spurs are one win away from making my 6 game prediction look good, and more importantly one win away from their 5th title in franchise history. For Duncan it would be his 5th, and for Parker and Manu it would be number 4. The Heat have two games at home. For all of us Celtics fans we know all so well that leading a Finals 3-2 means nothing. I think the Spurs have no problem closing this series out compared to Boston from 2010. Lebron James is one loss away from taking another hit to his legacy, and it feels good for the moment.
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