The defending champion Miami Heat is one loss away from its reign ending after the San Antonio Spurs won Game 5 of the NBA Finals at the AT&T Center Sunday 114-104.
Danny Green, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker scorched the Heat, accounting for 74 of San Antonio’s points on the night. Green, who hit six 3-pointers in 10 attempts, scored 24 points, as did Ginobili, who also recorded 10 assists. Parker scored a game-high 26 points on 10 of 14 shooting.
Despite Miami’s lionized trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh scoring 66 points combined and the huge spark off the bench that was provided by Ray Allen (21 points), San Antonio consistently led Sunday’s game by double digits.
The series returns to AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami for Game 6 on Tuesday, tipping off at 9 p.m. ET.
Note: Danny Green’s sixth 3-pointer Sunday marked his 23rd of the series, giving him the record for most 3-pointers made in the NBA Finals. The record previously belonged to the Heat’s Ray Allen, who, as a Boston Celtic, amassed 22 3-pointers in the 2008 NBA Finals.