Who is Danny Green? Oh, maybe the NBA Finals MVP for the Spurs

That would be Danny Green complicating life for LeBron James. (Frederic J. Brown / Getty Images)

Okay, who had Danny Green in the NBA Finals MVP pool?

He did a little bit of everything as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat on Sunday night and took a 3-2 lead in the series, which now shifts to Miami for the final two games. Green broke the Finals record for three-pointers. He now has hit 25-of-38 attempts — nearly 70 percent shooting — and broke Ray Allen’s record, set in 2008.

“Luckily, it seems everything is going right for me,” Green, who finished with 24 points, said. “I’m feeling truly blessed right now. There’s got to be a Higher Power. I owe it all to God. The basketball gods are in our favor right now.”

Oh, and he delivered a rather nice block on one LeBron James.

Yup, that’s Danny Green, the same Danny Green who has been cut twice since entering the league out of North Carolina in 2009. He’s also played for two D-League teams. That guy.

Over the weekend, Green said he was “not worried about catching any records. I’m worried about helping my team and playing well and helping us win a game. The numbers are things I don’t like to reflect on or look back on. I don’t want to jinx it, but at this point numbers really don’t matter.”

Tim Duncan and Green provide more vexation for LeBron James. (Frederic J. Brown / Getty Images)

So he just keeps hitting threes. Even his teammate Tony Parker was mystified and amazed. “He has been great, and I can’t believe he is still open at this point in the series,” Parker said.

Green and Manu Ginobli helped put the Spurs, who shot 60 percent from the field, in a good spot for the final two games, with Game 6 on Tuesday. With the Finals tied at 2-2, the Game 5 winner has won the series seven of 10 times since the league switched to the 2-3-2 format in 1985.

H/T SB Nation for the gif work.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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