You know the storyline.
A team is up, the other team goes on a run, the game is close, a team takes off and the game ends in a blowout.
Sunday was no different in this series, except for the fact that Manu Ginobili blessed the Spurs with 24 points and 10 assists, just in time for San Antonio to take control of the Finals.
Danny Green balled out once again with his six 3-pointers breaking the NBA Finals record for most 3’s, which had to have left a salty taste in Ray Allen‘s mouth.
Turnovers are still a huge problem for the Spurs. They were just fortunate that Miami turned the ball over just as much. San Antonio also had less help from their bench in Game 5. Gary Neal, where you at?
Miami’s Big Three held their own, except for the times that Boris Diaw guarded LeBron James successfully. That was weird. Mike Miller, Udonis Haslem, and Norris Cole all left San Antonio with zero points in Game 5, a situation to be avoided at all costs in Miami. Chris Andersen didn’t play (again), which makes me wonder if Erik Spoelstra might bring him into the rotation in Game 6 to shake things up, especially given that Shane Battier and Haslem haven’t brought as much to the table as they should have.
I don’t really remember much of the third quarter given that going into halftime, I saw what is easily the best commercial in my entire life. A three-minute preview of Jay-Z’s upcoming album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, held my attention for the next 30 minutes easily. You can’t just put Rick Rubin, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, and Pharrell in one room with Jay-Z and not command a crazy amount of attention, but the interwebz almost broke at halftime. I can’t remember any ad in recent memory causing such a stir, but the Samsung deal is a game changer in the world of music. I JUST WANTED TO BE IN THAT ROOM KICKED UP BAREFOOT ON THE SOFA LIKE RUBIN.
In any case, Game 6 might be the end of this series, but something tells me that the Heat might have one more good game left in them. It’s gotta go seven, right?