LeBron James came out like a super demon including this ridiculous block on Patty Mills leading the Heat to a 22-6 first quarter lead in Game 5 of the 2014 NBA Finals played in San Antonio.
Kawhi Leonard also helped to keep the Spurs in the game with two three pointers and eight points in the first 12 minutes.
LeBron finished the first with 17 on 5-7 shooting (2-3 from 3) 5-5 free throws as the Heat led 29-22 after one.
In the second quarter Kawhi locked down James holding him to 1-5 and just three points as the Spurs outscored Miami 25-11 in the period.
Ginobili added 8 more points in the quarter finishing with 14 in the half and Leonard led all Spurs scorers with 15 on 5-7 including 3-3 from three.
The Spurs kept on the gas pedal after the break outscoring the Heat 30-18. Patty Mills erupted with 14 points on 5-5 shooting and more importantly 4-4 from behind the arc.
Comedy stalwart Adam Mckay even weighed in having this to say about what was happening to Miami in the quarter:
The whole Jordan v Lebron argument just got ridiculous. Jordan never, ever let this happen to his team in a Finals. #NBAFinals— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) June 16, 2014
I would take that thought one step further:
Once again, don't hear @MarkJackson13 w the LeBron is the greatest small forward ever conversation. That title still belongs to Larry Bird.— Clint Corey (@ClintCorey) June 16, 2014
Miami never made any kind of serious run, and, as this blogger predicted, the San Antonio Spurs went on to become the 2014 NBA Champions beating the Miami Heat by a final score of 104-87.
Kawhi Leonard, who was named finals MVP and to whom I dedicate the video and lyrics below, finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds:
I'm the pinnacle that means I reign supreme
And I'm notorious I'll crush you like a jelly bean
Ray Allen, in what very well might be the last game of a Hall of Fame career, finished with five points on 1-8 shooting and four turnovers.
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