The defending NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs have been on a terror as of late winning 13 of their last 16 games, the past few of them against playoff contenders. Whether on the road or at home, the Spurs just keep on winning. The Memphis Grizzlies were their latest victim, taking a 103-89 whipping by the champs in San Antonio. The team was lead by Kawhi Leonard’s 25 and 10.
“What Kawhi did today was incredible and it was fun to watch,” teammate Manu Ginobili said.
What Leonard “did” was use huge mismatches to get just about whatever shot he wanted. Leonard went on to score 15 points in the 4th quarter on 6-7 shooting including a 3-pointer.
“We went to him and he went to himself,” head coach Gregg Popovich said. “It was little bit of both. He was rolling and he felt it.”
“I was getting the shots that I wanted,” Leonard said. “Guys were looking for me and they fell.”
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The San Antonio Spurs, those of silver and black who were supposedly too old to take the NBA’S biggest stage have roared back to take a defining 3-2 lead in the best of seven series with a114-104 thumping.
Argintinian Guard Manu Ginobili was reinserted into the starting lineup for the first time this season and responded with a solid game in which he scored 24 points and handed out 10 assists.
“He (Coach Popovich) told me yesterday that I was going to start because of the way they were playing, four smalls,” Ginobili said. “He told me to go ahead and play. Be more intuitive and don’t think so much.”
The Spurs relied on great defense and the hot shooting of second year player Danny Green, who set an NBA Finals record with 25 (and counting) three-pointers in the finals.
“I’ve been getting lucky,” Green said after the game. “I was moving around a lot. Our transition helps us, our pace. Tony penetrating and Manu penetrating, making the defense collapse is the reason why I’ve been getting open. Luckily, a couple have dropped for me.”
The Spurs can close the series and take home the Larry O’Brien Trophy tomorrow night when they meet the Heat for Game 6 at American Airlines Arena.
“We challenge ourselves to see if we’re a better team than we were,” Dwayne Wade said after the game.
Tip off is at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
After a bruising loss to the defending champion Miami Heat in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs are back in the confines of home where they were nearly unstoppable with a 35-6 record.
After a 103-84 route in Miami, the Spurs are feeling lucky to be in the position they are in.
“If you would have asked me before heading to Miami, I would have said O.K., I’ll take it,” Manu Ginobili said after splitting the first two games of the series. “You don’t want to play like this in an N.B.A. finals.”
Tickets are still available for all three remaining home games