The San Antonio Spurs are one game away from becoming NBA Champions once again; the Miami Heat need to win game 6, this Tuesday at 9 PM ET if they want to avoid being the laughing stock of the NBA for the second time in three years.
Manu Ginobili came to play in game five and scored 24 points with 10 assists, giving the Spurs the advantage in the small ball and in the coaching chest match Spoelstra and Popovich are playing. The 114-104 win by San Antonio put them just one win away from their 5th NBA championship.
“He’s such a huge part of what we do and how far we’ve come. You can see it tonight in how we played and the results of the game,” Duncan said of Manu. “We’re always confident in him. … We know he has it in him. We hope he can bring it forward for one more win.”
“I was angry, disappointed,” Ginobili said. “We are playing in the NBA Finals, we were 2-2, and I felt I still wasn’t really helping the team that much. And that was the frustrating part.”
The Miami Heat is 10-0 after a loss. Zig zag theory in place right here.
“They just absolutely outplayed us,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “At times they were just picking one guy out at a time and going at us mano-a-mano. That’s got to change.”
The Miami Heat is 7 point favorites for game 6.