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Tony Parker: 'I Can't Believe' Danny Green Is Still Open vs. Miami Heat

SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 16:  Tony Parker #9 and Danny Green #4 of the San Antonio Spurs celebrate late in the fourth quarter while taking on the Miami Heat during Game Five of the 2013 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on June 16, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Dan FavaleFeatured Columnist IVNovember 1, 2016

Tony Parker is miffed by Danny Green's NBA Finals performance.

Not so much that the San Antonio Spurs' point man is shocked Green has played so well. More like he's amazed the Miami Heat have yet to defend him properly.

“I can’t believe he’s still open at this moment in the series,” Parker proclaimed following San Antonio's Game 5 victory, according to Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated.

Proverbial shots fired.

Parker's gentle befuddlement is about as close to an insult as the Spurs will give. That's not even what it's meant as. Parker is truly perplexed that the Heat continue to leave Green open.

The fourth-year shooting guard has connected on 25 three-pointers through the first five games of the Finals, breaking Ray Allen's previous record of 22. Those 25 treys have come on just 38 attempts, giving Green a 65.8 percent clip from beyond the arc.

So yeah, Parker is confused as to how the Heat continue to let that happen.  

“They are still trapping me and doubling [Tim Duncan], and Danny is wide open," Parker explained. "He’s shooting the ball well. If you are going to leave Danny wide open, he’s going to make threes.”

That may be the understatement of these playoffs.

Green has drilled at least five deep balls three times during the finals and is just the fifth NBA player since 1986 to convert on at least seven in the same finals game. He's been finding the bottom of the net all series.

Really, he's been swishing threes since the postseason began.

Green is converting on 51.5 percent of his attempts from behind the rainbow for the playoffs, making him the first player in NBA history to knock down at least 50 percent of his triples while hoisting up more than 100 of them. That's unbelievable, though not as outlandish as the Heat still leaving him uncontested.

“He’s making some hell of a shots,” Miami's Dwyane Wade said of Green.

Shots he'll continue to make so long as the Heat continue to let him.

 

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