• The Best GIFs from the NBA Finals Game 5
  • Tim Duncan finished with 14 and 8 (and two blocks) on his way to his fifth ring.

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  • LeBron James carried the Heat in the first quarter, scoring 17 points (5-for-7 FG, 2-of-3 3FG, and 5-of-5 FT) and grabbing six rebounds as Miami got out on a 22-6 run early.

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  • LeBron’s focused first quarter included this amazing block on Patty Mills.

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  • Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard has 22 points and 10 rebounds but it was his D on LeBron throughout the series that most will remember. At 22, Leonard is the youngest Finals MVP since Magic Johnson in 1980.

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  • 36 year-old Manu Ginobili banged home this dunk to cap a 14-0 Spurs run in the second quarter.

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  • As the Spurs went up by double digits in the fourth, LeBron was uncharacteristically emotional on the Heat bench.

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  • Pop and the Twin Towers.

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  • San Antonio’s Big Three got their redemption.

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  • Spurs Trio

Much was made of the fact that the Miami Heat were in their fourth consecutive Finals but the San Antonio Spurs dominated through the series and dealt the death blow last night in Game 5, demolishing LeBron and co. 104-87 for their fifth franchise championship. ICYMI, we pulled together the GIFs that tell the story of the game.

 

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