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Monday, June 17th, 2013 at 10:20 am  |  105 responses

Danny Green Sets Finals Record For Made Three-Pointers


Talk about a hot streak. Danny Green has now converted 25 three-point field goals during the NBA Finals, breaking an incredible record previously held by current opponent Ray Allen. Per the San Antonio Express-News: “Danny Green drilled six more 3-pointers in Game 5, giving him 25 in the Finals to break Ray Allen’s record for most makes from beyond the arc in a championship series. It’s been a remarkable performance from the former D-Leaguer, who was cut multiple times before finally sticking with the Spurs at the end of the 2010-11 season. He’s steadily improved since then — earning a starting job, becoming one of the league’s top 3-point shooters, and now making history. Green was 6 for 10 in Game 5, and is 25 for 38 in the series. You can view every 3 he’s made in the Finals at NBA.com. Allen held the previous record for the Finals and a six-game playoff series (shared by Jason Richardson) with 22. Game 6 has yet to be played, and he’s already broke the latter mark as well. With at least one more game to play — Game 6 is Tuesday in Miami — Green is approaching the top 3-point shooting performances of all time: 28 – Dennis Scott, Orlando vs. Indiana, 1995 (43.1 percent). 28 – Ray Allen, Milwaukee vs. Philadelphia, 2001 (50.9). 27 – Ray Allen, Boston vs. Chicago, 2009 (46.6).”

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  • BugEyes

    Idk how but he gets open looks all the time

  • Max

    That’s what I call being on fiiiyaaaahhh.

  • Jay Cutler

    It really does boggle the mind that LeBron especially kept leaving him WIDE open. It’s one thing if he’s hitting Gary Neal type contested heat checks but the dude was WIDE OPEN multiple times in the last game AND throughout the series.

    When he puts the ball on the floor he becomes an unremarkable player and yet Heat players can’t seem to stay focused.

    If you look at the way the Spurs are playing Mike Miller, they NEVER cheat off him now. Fool me once, shame on you.

  • Markus437

    Whenever he becomes a free agent, he’s going to get PAYED

  • pposse

    Paid?

  • shockexchange

    The Spurs are not looking for Danny Green – they move the ball “inside-out” and from “side-to-side” until they find the best available shot. After 15 seconds of chasing the ball, the Heat is bound to leave someone wide open.

  • JoeMaMa

    It says something that none of the talking heads brought this guy’s name up when discussing this series. And if/when they did, it was more about “Leonard/Green/Ginobili/Neal” for general shooting. He’s looking, if SA wins, at he Finals MVP. Which makes me believe that these media guys we see on TV or read online/in print are just a bunch of fan boys – excluding, of course, the ex-players.
    And it’s spelled – PEYYED.

  • whooo!

    The reason he gets such good looks is cuz they’re focusing on TD and Parker, who each both still managed to shoot 70% last night. As dangerous as Miami is, when SA’s offense fires on all cylinders they are just as unstoppable as Miami. Miami’s big 3 put up good points, got 2nd chance pts, and forced 19 to’s. These are 2 superior teams battling, and its the better team will win. But we all know that Miami will get blamed for losing no matter what.

  • http://www.netstakeover.com/ JetSkiJohnson

    MVP!!!

  • Kadavour

    settle down Spelling Police

  • RayJr

    If Green breaks the record for 3s in a playoff series he has to be the MVP.

  • Gaurav P.

    I think the notion of Green winning MVP is a little ridiculous. He’s been amazing, but he is essentially a spot up shooter who has caught fire. Those wide open shots are being generated (for the most part) by Tony Parker, who should be the actual MVP of this series.

    However, Green has been amazing on both ends of the floor and he will get paid (or PAYED as someone said) when his contract is up in 2 years.

    Another revelation has been Leonard – that dude is the new Shawn Marion.

  • Gaurav P.

    There’s only so much rotating that the Heat can do. The Spurs pass the ball around a lot.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Miami’s defense is a total trainwreck. Erik Spoelstra seems to only be able to adjust when he knows what the other team is doing to beat them, after a loss, when he gets 12 hours infront of game tape…….considering he’s the worlds most experienced video coordinator, i’m not surprised.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Green has far and away been the MVP of this series.

  • RayJr

    I could not believe that Spo let the Spurs end the 3rd on a 12-1 run without calling a timeout to stop momentum. I was baffled that he let his team struggle through that. Spo then finally calls a timeout into the 4th after Miami couldn’t score in the first 2 mins and by then they were already down 16 or 17. In contrast, Heat go on a 6-0 run after Ray Allen gets his second 4 point play and Pop immediately calls a timeout to stop Heat momentum.

  • Max

    ‘He doesn’t have any moves’
    -Pop.

  • RayJr

    Pade? ha

  • Max

    16Pts, 7Ast on 49%
    18Pts, 4Reb on 57% (66 from deep!), 1.6 Blocks.
    16Pts, 11Reb on 46% with 1.8 Blocks.
    The MVP could still go either way if the Spurs win depending on how game(s) 6 (and 7) go.

  • j

    payde

  • bike

    You gotta hand it to Pop. He keeps throwing new offensive looks at the Heat and it always throws LeBron and co. off balance. By now the Heat should know Green is a consistent 3 pt. threat and they should know Spurs do a great job of getting him open.

    Extraordinary discipline by the Spurs. LeBron is overdue for a huge performance…or his he?

  • Caboose

    Option 1: 15.6 ppg, 11.2 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.8 bpg, 46% fg
    Option 2: 18.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.6 bpg, 57% fg
    Option 3: 16.2 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 6.6 apg, 0.6 spg, 49% fg
    Option 4: 12.2 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 1.2 apg, 2.0 spg, 49% fg

    Alright, pick one for Finals MVP. Good luck.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Danny Green is far and away the finals MVP at this point.

  • Dfrance

    No one could have anticipated that he’d catch fire like this tho. Yes, he’s been a pretty good shooter all season, but he hadn’t been hot to the extent that analyst would think Miami has to specifically gameplan for him.

  • LP @ThisisEther

    Easier said than done…. The spurs are moving the ball well, and you have to account for Neal, parker, kawhi……

    The next thing to do is face guard face guard, which will leave driving lanes open and render whoever is doing the face guarding useless on offense. If you face guard, you’regonna wind up witnessing a floaters clinic by Parker.

  • Caboose

    You can’t just drop that without backing it up, my friend. (I partially agree with you), but I do want to hear your reasoning.

  • Caboose

    He moves like 2004 Rip Hamilton and there’s no one on the Heat either fully able (Battier, Miller, Allen) or fully willing (Wade, Chalmers, Bron) to chase him everywhere.

  • grammarpolice07

    Not on my watch.

  • Caboose

    See: the last 6 minutes of Game 5.

  • RKJ92

    Danny Green is the MVP easy.. he’s the guy who was hitting shots no matter what even if Duncan, Parker, and even Manu went cold he was the guy that stepped up and took the Heats virginity from the 3 point line. I’ve never seen one player this whole series frustrate me more, or even make me more scared then when the ball is in Greens hands. He even plays defense.. (scarier thought)

  • Caboose

    Us Spurs fans know that feeling precisely: Steph Curry Game 1 and Klay Thompson Game 2.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    - He’s the only Spurs starter shooting over 50%.
    - He’s the only Spurs starter who has performed every game.
    .

    - He’s 4 three’s from most ever hit in a series…..through 5 games. he shot 6-10 from 3 last night, and his shooting % went down.
    .
    - His defense has been GREAT. what he’s done to bother James and Wade has been completely ignored, and i have no idea why. Infact, last night, he stopped Wade and James on consecutive possessions in transition. Which also happened to be the start of the Spurs big giant run.
    .
    He’s been the most reliable player on the team, and he’s also been the player the Spurs can rely on to make a play when a play needs to be made.
    .
    No he isn’t helping the team offensively with more than his shooting, but his shooting has been soo good, that it has totally changed the way Miami plays defense.
    .

  • LP @ThisisEther

    Kawhi Leonard and Shawn Marion comparisons. Great.

  • LP @ThisisEther

    You mean when Danny green misses a couple wide open 3s? Then nailed the dagger in transition?….

  • RKJ92

    The thing is they are great offensive players but come time to play “a big boy game” they are terrible on defense. Whereas Danny Green has been solid. I can definately see what you mean about being scary/frustrating at the 3 point line though lol.

  • Caboose

    I like all those reasons. But you know in the media’s eyes, it’ll be given to whomever has the best performance in the closing game. If it’s close, it’ll go to a big name, even though Danny is MVP. If Green gets 30+, there’s no reason to not give him MVP.

  • Caboose

    No no, when the Spurs isolated Tony for like 5 straight possessions. The Heat were playing tight so Pop had Tony isolate on anyone not named LeBron and he scored pretty much every time.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    yeah, i mean you are probably right. But if San Antonio wins this series, and Green still has a pulse, he SHOULD win it.

  • RKJ92

    Game 5 wrapped up in 1 picture…

  • LakeShow

    Co-Sign.
    Which is great, because it goes against everything most people think about the “way basketball is SUPPOSE to be played”.

  • Caboose

    When he should get it:
    -Status quo for the series
    -Green outperforms his average
    -Green is below average but so are Tony and Timmy
    When he shouldn’t get it:
    -Green scores single digits on bad shooting
    -Tony or Timmy put up 30/10 while Green is average
    When he will get it:
    -Green outperforms while Tony and Timmy are average
    -Green hits his average while Tony and Timmy struggle
    When he won’t get it:
    -Status quo for the series
    -Green doesn’t substantially outperform Tony and Timmy.

  • Caboose

    Amen to that.

  • LakeShow

    Right?! gol damn. That was crazy to watch…

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    ehh, who thinks basketball is “supposed to be played” with reliance on one to three people? that’s just how the NBA typically works. Every other form of basketball works like the Spurs do.

  • LakeShow

    You just made up a bunch of ideas in your head.

  • LakeShow

    In regards to Green?? lmao..

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    LOL, yeah? who won the college national championship this year? how about the Euroleague?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    I WIN TODAY.
    (courtesy of poundingtherock.com)

    .

    http://i.imgur.com/U0eyE2P.gif

  • LakeShow

    I doth not agree.

    Green has been the Spurs MVP. Almost hands down.

    He is leading them in scoring
    FG%,
    and is .2 away from tying Duncan for BPG.

    He is setting records.

    He is playing both ends as good or better than anyone else…

    He is the Finals MVP at this point.

  • LakeShow

    I dunno.
    I only watch NBA for the most part.
    This is a NBA hoop’s dominated site. So that is what i’m referring to.
    I don’t think anyone thinks whoever won the Euro-L title or college plays any part on what should occur in NBA ball… at all.

    Completely different games.

  • LakeShow

    **Bow’s down

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    “way basketball is SUPPOSE to be played”
    .
    you didn’t say NBA basketball.

  • LakeShow

    “Way the hoops we talk about every day is suppose to be played.”
    My bad.

  • Monta ellis

    Danny green is as wet as andris beidrins

  • LakeShow

    Not following….

  • RKJ92

    I know.. even as a Miami fan I wouldn’t have a problem if they lost to a team like San Antonio, they have played great basketball to this point! Danny Green has definately made a name for himself in these playoffs too, just incredible!!

  • RKJ92

    huh?

  • LakeShow

    Even more interesting possibly…

    Who wins Finals MVP for the Heat if they win it and no one has a major break out performance?

    LeBron by default and overall stats?

    The Heat haven’t had anyone have a huge game yet.

  • LakeShow

    The Spurs are making us like them haha.

  • JoeMaMa

    You’d think, though, that the guys who literally spend their lives covering this game, getting insider access through practice/game interviews to coaches and players…you’d think that they would’ve clued in on this? Maybe I’m expecting too much.
    But only maybe.

  • LakeShow

    They knew he could shoot.
    Just not at a finals record pace.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i’m being an asshole.

  • Caboose

    So is there anyone, ANYWHERE in the world, who predicted Danny Green winning Finals MVP this year?

  • JoeMaMa

    Option 1: 20.3ppg, 5rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.3 spg, 50.7% fg, 52.4% 3fg – 3rd option
    Option 2: 18ppg, 4rpg, 1agp, 57%fg, 66% 3fg – 4th/5th option.

    Option 1 – Didn’t win the Finals MVP with those finals stats.

    Option 2 – Danny Green.

    Is this a comment on option 1, or Danny Green? And who’s option 1? Am I being mysterious?? I hope so!

  • OfftheWall87

    Danny Green must be having the time of his life.

    Won’t be mad with Tim Duncan winning his 5th. LeBron will have more opportunities whether it’s with the Heat or another team. He has at least 5 or 6 years left of high level play where he’ll be the best player in the league most likely. People must remember he’s still a streaky shooter. I’m surprised that people are surprised when he struggles. He struggles only when it’s not easy to get to the basket and his shot isn’t falling. That’s when he’s not aggressive offensively.

    On another note, the series I really want to see is Heat-Bulls in the ECF next season with Rose back.

  • shockexchange

    The “LeBron Rules” should win MVP. The Kang has been putting up big numbers – double figures in points and rebounds and quality assists, while oftentimes guarding the other team’s best player. For the Heat to pull this series out, the Kang has go back to “The Rules.”

  • LakeShow

    Me.

    I have Pseudologia fantastica though.

  • bike

    He’s also going to get LAYED.

  • Caboose

    That might be one of the most clever things you’ve said in a while haha. +1.

  • Caboose

    So status quo? :)

  • underdog

    Yet another second round pick (#46) is blossoming under the coaching of Pop. I really hope the Spurs win this title.

  • Dfrance

    Lol. What was the goal going into this? Was it a missed dap that TD turned into this head flick?

  • LakeShow

    Haha, thought about going with the “just being your self?”

    Figured i’d let sleeping nbk’s lie.

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    Hands down!!! Thats genius

  • LP @ThisisEther

    Oh yea, Parker got off…

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    duh

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    just being yourself would have been appropriate actually.

  • Caboose

    Phrasing…

  • Caboose

    So I gotta question, has he been the best SPURS player or the best PLAYER in the Finals?

  • lights out

    pop was asked to compare green to bowen. he said neither of them have any moves.

  • Max

    Yea haha.
    ‘All he does is shoot it. Ha can’t dribble.’ I think he also said.

  • Max
  • Max

    Hahahahaha.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Lol it’s too majestic for me to guess….

  • Markus437

    Payed, Layed either way he’s getting something

  • LakeShow

    wtf…
    Thanks Max…?

  • LakeShow

    I whole heartily can say “best player in the Finals”…
    It’s kind of sad, given the talent surrounding him(on both teams), but he has been too noticeable to not give him credit.
    He’s got my vote for best player and MVP so far.
    I’d hear other opinions though.

  • The Seed

    It is a great story, funny how the overrated UNC coach could not get him to produce, Mike Brown could not and now Pop is. He is Finals MVP, unless Parker scores close to 40 in the close out game. I hope Danny keeps this up and continues to work on his off the dribble game and dribbling. He is not confident when he puts the ball down on the floor. Go Spurs!!!

  • Saleem Rainman

    i think he was just trying to touch his bald spot. Timmie has always teased manu.

    Whether it was the long hair he had, which tim wud pull at,

    or now the bald spot lol

  • Max

    Haha, you haven’t seen that one before?
    That’s one of the best pics off the court of an NBA player ever!

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    eh, LeBron has still been a better player. Just not much better. And the Heat are not winning a series where he is barely the best player.

  • LakeShow

    Yeah.
    Your right.
    I was just using the formula of 2 NBA cuts plus one epic finals = best player in series math.
    LeBron has still been the best player technically, but he’s been so far from where he should be I refuse to give him credit even if deserved.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    yeah i really really don’t blame you. i honestly contemplated not saying anything. and that goes completely against my nature.

  • russian guy

    I do not agree with the notion that he was the player the Spurs could rely on to make a play.I think Tony Parker is that player.Him handling the ball and initiating the offense is just sooo important.Danny Green and Gary Neal profit from this alot.The Spurs are horrible when Tony Parker sits and honestly I think offensively Danny Green becomes easily guardable when Manu has an Off game or Joseph is in.The shooting (and the defense) are really amazing,historically great.But I think going with Parker would not be a wrong choice,due to his overall importance.

  • Roger Rogers

    so you completely disregard your first paragraph with your second one.

  • Roger Rogers

    dammit….+1, that got me laughing.

  • The Philosopher

    Tony Parker is a Hall of Fame point guard.

  • Basketball_iQ

    Now you see it, now you don’t lol

  • Sérgio

    I really don’t know. They’d probably give to Lebron, but maybe it wouldnt be fair.

    But i’d like to give a huge s/o to Wade. What a fierce competitor. He doesnt even have a jumpshot, but, to me, he has been much better than Lebron in the half court. He is fearless, always crashing the boards, never give up on a play.

    Lebron, on the other side, looks like he can only score against the Spurs D in transition or semi-transition. He looks hesitant, tentative (altough not as much as he did against Dallas in 2011).

  • Happy

    I think that was the goal, which makes it even more hilarious.

  • Monta Ellis

    Danny green is more wet than andris beidrins ( my former teammate)

  • Monta ellis

    For three

  • JL

    The only way we should go with this is do a quad-MVP. It meshes well with the Spurs’ team concept, and they are all playing equally important parts in the wins. I say make history, and encourage team play.

  • Kadavour

    win

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