SAN ANTONIO (AP/WGGB) — Manu Ginobili had 24 points and 10 assists in a surprise start to spark the San Antonio Spurs to a 114-104 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night, pushing the Spurs one victory away from their fifth championship.
It was a pivotal victory for the Spurs, as no team has ever won both Games 6 and 7 on the road in the NBA Finals.
Danny Green scored 24 points and broke Ray Allen’s finals record for 3s in a series with 25. Tony Parker had 26 points for San Antonio.
LeBron James scored 25 points on 8-for-22 shooting for the Heat and Dwyane Wade had 25 points and 10 assists. But the Heat missed 21 of their first 29 shots to fall behind by 17 points in the second quarter of another uninspired performance.
Every one of San Antonio’s starters scored in double-digits.
Game 6 of the best-of-seven series is Tuesday night in Miami.