1. In Game 3 of the NBA Finals, the favored Heat lost by an insane 36 points in San Antonio. The biggest reason why were these two role players: Danny Green and Gary Neal, who combined for 13 threes.
Lean Mean Danny Green — who, in a delicious twist of irony, was cut by the Cavs after playing with LeBron in 2009-10 — has been the coolest story of the Finals so far. A second-round pick, he’s now a Spurs starter who’s become one of the league’s best three-point shooters; he shot 42.9% this year and had the eighth-most three-point field goals in the NBA. And through three Finals games, he’s only six threes shy of the record for most in a Finals.
Walking through his threes from last night shows how effective — and weirdly likable — of a player he’s become.