Just like that, the San Antonio Spurs are one win away from clinching the 2013 NBA Finals and if they do come through on Tuesday in Game 6 against the Miami Heat–they’ll have Danny Green to thank for it.
In a series headlined by the Big Three and all of the veteran stars on the Spurs, it’s been Green who has taken his game to the next level as he came through with another monster performance in Game 5 on Sunday as he connected on 6 of 10 three-point shots as San Antonio went on to beat Miami 114-104. In fact, Green set an NBA record for a series in Game 5 for most three-point shots made as he managed to connect on 25 over the first five games–breaking Ray Allen‘s previous record.
Everybody knew what Green was capable of as a shooter, but nobody could have predicted him to display these MVP-type performances in the NBA Finals as he’s played a big role for San Antonio throughout the entire series. The Spurs entered Game 5 knowing how important it was to head back to Miami with a win as they just need to win once over the next two games and if they do so–they’ll have Green to thank for it.
For a player that averaged just over 10 points per game during the regular season, it’s amazing to see Green do what he’s been doing over the last five games and it will certainly be interesting if he comes up big again for the Spurs on Tuesday.
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