San Antonio is now one win away from clinching a fifth NBA title in franchise history.
And Manu Ginobili answered the questions of doubters following his dismal Game 4 performance that saw the Miami Heat rout the Spurs, 109-93.
Ginobili finished with 24 points and 10 assists in a game that saw the Spurs dominate the second half en route to the 114-104 Game 5 win to take a 3-2 series lead.
Danny Green, the Spurs'”zero-to-hero” gunner, also scored 24 including six-three-pointers, to break the record for most threes in a Finals series. He’s got 25 and counting in the championship series.
The Heat, meantime, drew 25 points apiece for Lebron James and Dwyane Wade. But again, they played listless in a game that could have put them in the driver’s seat of the series, if only they played with a greater sense of urgency.
With the Heat’s backs against the wall, I wonder how Lebron and Co. will respond in Game 6? Can they win back-to-back home games to keep the NBA title they won against the OKC Thunder last season?
So will we see the end of Heat reign in Game 6?
Will the Spurs put an emphatic end to the Heat’s back-to-back title hopes? And will a Finals loss mean the end of the “Big Three” era in Miami?
What do you think?
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