Manu is Back and Danny Green Breaks 3-Point Record for an NBA Finals Series June 17, 2013 09:24
All sorts of great things were happening for the Spurs last night. Let's start with the fact that they won the game 114 - 104, taking the series to 3-2, and meaning that one more win would see them crowned as NBA Champions for 2013.
Aside from that, both Manu Ginobili and Danny Green had things to celebrate on a personal level.
Ginobili has been struggling in the off season, and his team mates have been waiting for him to have that one big comeback game. They waited a long time, but last night, it happened.
Manu had 24 points and 10 rebounds in his first start of the season, and all round rallied his side to a good game. Tony Parker had 26 points while nursing a sore hamstring, Tim Duncan had 17 points and 12 rebounds and as a whole the team became the first to shoot at over 60 percent in a finals game in four years.
If that wasn't good enough news for the Spurs, then the fact that Danny Green broke the NBA Finals record for 3-pointers had to be. Green knocked down 6 3-pointers in the game, taking him to a total of 23 in the series.
What made the achievement even greater was the fact that it was Ray Allen's record that was broken (22 3's in a series), and he was sat on the Heat's bench to watch it all go down. Just check out his reaction.
The next goal for Green is to break the record for most 3's made in any NBA playoff series, which stands at 28. It will be pretty impressive if Green hits the target for this record in a FINALS series.
Again, the current record for that is held by Ray Allen, who hit 28 threes when he was Milwaukee Buck, playing against the 76ers in 2001.
The way Green has been playing of late, Allen has got every right to be scared!
Game 6 of the NBA Finals will be played in Miami on Tuesday night. San Antonio have to win that game to be crowned Champions, or the Heat need to win to level the series, and take it to game 7. It should be a good one.