Field Goal %
- MIA 43.0
- 60.0 SA
Three Point %
- MIA 47.8
- 40.9 SA
- MIA 15
- 19 SA
- MIA 42
- 44 SA
- San Antonio, TX
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End of Game
The Spurs' Big 3 combined for 67 points on 25-of-38 shooting, a game after the Heat's Big 3 led Miami to a Game 4 victory with 85 points, their most in a postseason game in the last 3 seasons. The Spurs' Big 3 bounced back after combining for 40 points on 14-of-31 shooting in Game 4.
Danny Green has made an NBA Finals record 25 3-point field goals through the 1st 5 games of the series.
NEXT LEVEL: Green has made 23-of-35 (65.7%) catch-and-shoot 3-pointers, after entering the NBA Finals shooting 25-of-58 (43.1%) on such attempts during the postseason.
Green is 18-of-24 on open 3-pointers and 7-of-14 on contested attempts.
The Spurs outscored the Heat 45-33 on drives in Game 5, including 14 points when Manu Ginobili kept the ball on drives, and 9 during the Spurs' 19-1 run. The Heat shot 39.3% on drives, including 4-of-12 on drives from Dwyane Wade and LeBron James (11-15 FG, 26 pts in Game 4).- Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili drove 7 times when Norris Cole was the primary defender, and they went 5-of-5 from the field for 11 points.- The Spurs outscored the Heat by 10 points in the paint, and LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined to shoot 10-of-26 (38.5%), tied for their worst combined shooting performance in the paint during the last 3 postseasons.
LeBron James was 1-of-8 shooting against Boris Diaw in Game 5 and 7-of-14 against all other defenders. James' 1st 4 shot attempts against Diaw were at least 19 feet from the basket, and he struggled going 0-of-3 on post-ups when he attacked Diaw later in the game.
Manu Ginobili had a series-high 50 touches, and the Spurs averaged 1.17 points per play after a Ginobili touch (0.80 points per play on Ginobili's touches in Games 1-4). Ginobili was aggressive, shooting 5-of-8 and drawing 3 fouls (4-5 FT) on his 12 drives to the basket for 14 points.
After playing the Heat's starters to a draw through four games, San Antonio's insertion of Manu Ginobili into the starting lineup pushed the Spurs ahead.
With their Game 5 win, the Spurs continue their incredible streak. San Antonio has never trailed in 27 NBA Finals games now, the longest streak before trailing in NBA history. The second-longest active streak belongs to the team now known as the Kings - and all seven of their games came in 1951 as the Rochester Royals.
Much has been made about the Heat's ability to bounce back after losses; however, they've been completely unable to maintain any momentum. Miami has lost each of its last five games following double-digit wins this postseason, one shy of the NBA record.The '82 76ers lost in the NBA Finals while the '62 Celtics ultimately won the title.
In his first start of the season, Manu Ginobili came through. He scored 24 points, his most in any game this year (regular or postseason).
Since the NBA Finals went to the 2-3-2 format in 1985, only three teams have won Games 6 and 7 at home.
Game 5 and the Spurs go together well. San Antonio is now 4-and-0 in the 5th of the NBA Finals, Sunday's game the 3rd straight they entered tied at 2. Of course, the Spurs went on to win each of the previous series.
Danny Green has just been unbelievable this series. He has nearly doubled his scoring average and has set a Finals record in 3-pointers made.
LeBron James was 1-of-8 shooting against Boris Diaw in Game 5, and 7-of-14 against all other defenders. James' 1st 4 shot attempts against Diaw were at least 19 feet from the basket, and he struggled going 0-of-3 on post ups when attacked Diaw later in the game.
Brad Stevens explains how LeBron James has become a better player since he arrived in the league as the Celtics coach. Stevens also adds that he may look to double team LeBron in order to try and stop the Cavaliers.
A dispute between Tristan Thompson and Marcus Smart in the opener of the East finals Wednesday was a blast from the past -- and perhaps provided the most competitive moment of the Cavs' rout.
The Celtics tried many different primary defenders on LeBron James in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, but James had the speed and power to get to the rim whenever he wanted.