Green extends hot streak from three-point range.
The San Antonio Spurs lead the Miami Heat 61-52 at half-time in Game 5 of the NBA Finals 2013, with Danny Green tying a Finals record with his 22nd three-pointer.
The hosts are well aware of the importance of this game, as it could also signal the last home game in an NBA Finals series for the old guard.
Coach Gregg Popovich decided to hand Manu Ginobili his first start of the season in a bid to get the Argentine out of his slump and It appears to be paying dividends as the traditional sixth man has 11 points at the break.
However, both Green and Tim Duncan lead the way for the hosts with 13 points apiece, while Tony Parker has added 11 points and Kawhi Leonard has added a further nine.
On the other end of the court, the Miami Heat have again had major contributions from their “Big Three” in the first half, with LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade accounting for 40 points.
Although their shooting has been less impressive than in their performance in Game 4, they successfully cut down a sizeable Spurs lead in the second quarter to leave the game in the balance and with it all to play for.
However, it is the Spurs who hold the advantage thus far in what is a pivotal game of the series, as a victory would hand them a 3-2 lead ahead of their return to Miami for the last two games if necessary
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