The San Antonio Spurs didn’t have Kawhi Leonard in overtime against the Houston Rockets in Game 5. It didn’t matter. San Antonio is leaving with a 3-2 series lead after a clutch block by 39-year-old guard Manu Ginóbili sealed a 110-107 win for the Spurs.
The Spurs were up three on the final possession of overtime. James Harden escaped a trap to get a look at the game-tying three-pointer, but Ginóbili blocked the shot from behind.
Overtime had a thrilling finish. Danny Green hit a deep three to give the Spurs a two-point lead in the final minute. Houston answered with a corner three by Ryan Anderson to go ahead by one. On the next possession, Green drove the ball to the rim and finished with an and-one layup.
Ginobili finished with 12 points in the win. He also had this amazing dunk in the first half.