Lebron James looked absent offensively in Sunday's 114-104 loss to San Antonio. James did finish with 25 points on just 8-of-22 shooting, but did not perform as the best player in the world.
With James struggling the Spurs led start to finish. They played as a desperate team. A team that had to win, while Miami played with no sense of urgency.
Manu Ginobili had scored a total of 30 points through the first four games, last night he tallied 24 points and 10 assists.
Making his first start all season, Ginobli lifted the Spurs offense from the opening tip. The 36-year old reminded all of us of how good he has been during his career and can stilbe.
Danny Green has been incredible this series. The North Carolina product set an NBA Finals recored for 3-pointers with 25 against the Heat. Green drained 6-pointers and netted 24 points in game five. If the Spurs go on to win, Green is certainly the mvp.
The defending champion Heat now faces elimination for the second time this postseason and third time since James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh joined forces.
Since the finals went to 2-3-2 format in 1985, only three teams have won the final two games at home, they are he 1988 Los Angeles Lakers against the Detroit Pistons, the 1994 Houston Rockets against the New York Knicks and the 2010 Lakers against the Boston Celtics.
I found myself rooting hard for Phil Mickelson on Sunday at the U.S. Open Championship. Mickelson carried a one-stroke lead into the final round at Merion Golf Club, and in the process took second place at the US Open for the sixth time in his career. Mickelson tied for second with Jason Day, finishing 3 over, two shots behind Justin Rose, who claimed his first major championship
On his 43rd birthday Mickelson summed up the day. Heartbreak I mean, this is tough to swallow after coming so close. This was my best chance of all.”
And finally, on Friday quarterback EJ Manuel signed a four-year deal worth $8.9 million, a day after the Bills closed a three-day mandatory minicamp. The deal does nclude a $4.84 million signing bonus, plus there is an option to add a fifth year to the contract, My only hopes now are that Manuel win the starting qb job for the regular season. I am not the biggest fan of Kevin Kolb, who needs to change his jersey number. I am offended his wears number four. That number, worn by Brett Favre, is reserved for guys who stay on the field.
Kudos to my wife and daughter for a wonderful father's day.