Tuesday, May 09, 2017

NBA Playoffs: Manu's Heroics Allowed Spurs To Take 3-2 Series Lead Over Rockets

At San Antonio:

Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points and grabbed 15 rebounds while Manu Ginobili (who scored 12 points) came up with a huge defensive play late in overtime as the San Antonio Spurs knocked off the visiting Houston Rockets 110-107 in game five of their Western Conference semifinal series in the lone Tuesday NBA Playoff contest.

Patty Mills scored 20 points to help the Spurs' cause.

James Harden paced the Rockets with 33 points while grabbing 10 rebounds and dishing out 10 assists.  Patrick Beverley added 20 points to the Houston coffers.

The Spurs, who now lead the series three games to two, can close out the Rockets with a game-six win in Houston on Thursday (5:00 PM Pacific Time, ESPN)

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