It’s a game one of the 2014 NBA Finals, but it was deja vu for San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green.
In game one of the 2013 Finals, Green was 4-of-9 from three-point range for 12 points. In game one on Thursday night, he repeated his performance. Green finished 4-of-9 from three for 13 points as the Spurs defeated the Miami Heat 110-95.
Green missed his first five attempts from beyond the arc until the fourth quarter, where he connected on two consecutive to give the Spurs a 90-88 lead they would never give up.
“So he hits one or two and then we call a play for him,” Spurs forward Tim Duncan said of Green’s late game heroics. “He hits another one and that really opens up the game for us.”
Last time Green started a series this hot, he made 21 threes over the Spurs’ next four games and finished with a Finals-record 27 three-pointers before the series was complete.
San Antonio has plenty of mistakes to clean up for game two. The Silver & Black committed 23 turnovers, their worst single-game total of the season. The Spurs would turn the ball over twice in the final 9:30 of the game, during a 31-9 run to grab the win.
If Green off from three like he did last year, then the Spurs may not experience the deja vu of an NBA Finals loss and can bring home championship number five to the Alamo City.
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