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Monday, June 17
You know you're in south florida when the hertz not only has a porsche but a lambo.
Danny told me that viral commercial was digitally altered. After the Finals, I think he might have been lying.
"Nobody ate on Ice"
Bienvinido a Miami. Otra vez.
That said, if the series gets to Game 7: 14 of 17 Game 7s in Finals history have been won by the home team.
Since 1985, only three teams have swept Games 6 and 7 of NBA Finals. Last one was 2010 Lakers, against Ray Allen's Boston Celtics.
In other words, after two weeks and five games, we really still don't know a dang thing.
And then there's this: Teams in Spurs' spot (up 3-2 in Finals, with final two on road) have only won 5 of 9 series (via whowins).
Fascinating Vegas note: according to Sportsbet, the Heat are still slight favorites (-130) to win the NBA Finals.
Some context: They were racing. The one laid out, and was waiting for uncle to declare winner. The other said screw that. Already competing.
Pic of Manu's boys brings to mind favorite Captain Jack quote, when asked about two Ginobilis in the NBA: That's a lot of turnovers.
28 Finals MVPs, 26 are in HoF or will be, only Cornbread Maxwell never made All-Star Game. Green has a great chance to crash the party.
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Sunday, June 16
I just stepped on danny's game shorts. I feel like I insulted NBA history.
The ginobili twins are raising hell http://t.co/OmFy7NVEou
The Spurs have played in five NBA Finals and still never trailed in any of them.
Spurs 114, Heat 104. Take 3-2 lead. One win away from fifth NBA championship, but they'll have to get it in Miami.
Spurs 114, Heat 101 with 1:06 to go. Time to call the fight. (Possibly decisive) Game 6 is Tuesday in Miami.
The way Green's going, he's going to completely obliterate that.
Green up to 25 3s in five Finals games. Unreal stuff. 28 is the all-time playoff record, held by Dennis Scott and Ray Allen.
Parker layup, Duncan blocks LeBron, Manu finds Danny Green for open 3 on the break. Basically the perfect capstone.
Spurs are maybe going to need to score at least two points in the final three minutes to win. Maybe.
Heat are going to lose for only the fourth time this season when forcing 16 turnovers. 102 points from your starters will do that.
If Danny Green could make a 3-pointer, Manu Ginobili would have double digit assists.
Spurs could probably just run out the clock on this win without much offense, if they could stop allowing 3-points per trip.
Shuttlesworth keeping Miami from capsizing.
Holding to leads would be easier without giving up and-1 chances.
Season high 24 points for Ginobili.
Hugely smart play for Kawhi to grab that board, dribble it out, run more clock.
Heat going with double snipers, Miller on now with Allen
Goals, in order, if I'm the Spurs: 1) Don't give up 4-point plays; 2) Don't give up 3-pointers; 3) Don't turn the ball over a bunch.
In the first half, Miami rattled off a 12-0 run in about two minutes. They are down 13 with 7:24 to go.
ATT Center has gotten pretty quiet as Heat has cut 20-pt. Spurs lead to 13 with 7:23 left
Wonder if anyone's ever had 2 4-pt. plays in a Finals game? Ray Allen has 2 of them
Still a lot of time, when that sort of stuff happens.
Tony Brothers hates the French.
After Game 4: If Wade plays like this, Spurs have no shot. After Game 5: If Manu plays like this, Heat have no shot.
People should be surprised when Diaw has a fighting chance guarding LeBron ... but no more so than when Danny Green does.
That 12-1 run has become 19-1. .... Spurs up 19.
Re: Manu retirement. He's been remarkably consistent with "I don't plan on it, but sometimes at low moments it crosses your mind."
Not positive on that, though.
Believe Danny Green has also set an NBA record for most 3s in a five-game series, Rex Chapman with 22 in 1997.
Ginobili is one assist and 10 rebounds away from a triple double. Take that LeBron.
To be fair, Manu also missed a truckload of games between then and now with various injuries.
At least the Spurs are running clock I guess.
Manu's first 20-point game that didn't require OT since Jan. 26 in Phoenix.
Not sure I've ever heard the Manu chants before. Could be wrong; it's been a long year. But twice already tonight.
20 points and nine assists through three quarters in his first start in more than a year. That is answering the call.
When Spurs went up 17 in 2nd quarter Heat followed with 12-0 run in less than 2 minutes
Don't want to get too melodramatic or sappy, but Manu really did deserve to have a game like this. Plays too damn hard to suck that bad.
Spurs end 4Q on 12-1 run. Manu with seven points during it, also assist to Splitter.
Hard to imagine him walking away, though.
Manu said he hasn't made up his mind about retirement. Could this really be his last home game? If he can swat a bat, it'd be near perfect.
Anybody who thought you'd hear a between-quarters "MANU!" chant tonight raise your hand.
Chants of Manu raining down at the AT&T Center. That has to feel incredible.
Vintage Ginobili being serenaded with chants of Manu, Manu
Spurs lead 87-75 heading to 4Q. Heat have trailed entire game so far. 12 minutes to go.
The fans would have stormed the court if he'd made that one.
"I can't imagine what you're feeling right now, Norris." -- Tiago Splitter, maybe in Portuguese.
18/8 for Manu.
Norris Cole is Tiago Splitter's new favorite player.
Starting to feel really bad for Norris Cole now.
Might be a little early for this, but feels like next team to really put together a run wins it.