If you were told before Game 3 of the NBA Finals that Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker were going to combine for just 25 points in the contest, you would have thought the San Antonio Spurs lost, right? Well it turns out that good offensive games from those guys were not needed with the way Gary Neal and Danny Green shot the ball.
Green and Neal combined to score 51 points for the Spurs in a 113-77 blowout win over the Miami Heat in Game 3. The two combined to shoot 13-for-19 (68.4 percent) in the game as the Spurs made an NBA Finals record 16 3-pointers. Green in particular was spectacular once again.
Green went 9-for-15 and made 7 of 9 3-pointers in Game 3. He made both his free throws, got two steals, and added two blocks in the victory. Green made all five of his 3-point attempts in a Game 2 loss, and he went 4-for-9 on threes in Game 1. Yes, Green is currently shooting 69.9 percent (16-23) on threes in the NBA Finals. San Antonio is going to be hard to beat if he keeps up that clip.
Neal was nearly as impressive. He shot 9-of-17 from the field and 6-for-10 on threes to give him 24 points in the game. The third-year player from Towson also had this huge buzzer-beating three to end the first half, which came after Green blocked a LeBron James shot:
Neal was so confident that he was just bombing shots from all over the court. Early in the fourth quarter, just when it looked like the Heat might be coming back, Neal nailed back-to-back threes, including a deep one from 30 feet away: