Tiago Splitter Swats Dwyane Wade Layup Attempt in Game 5 of NBA Finals

Jim CavanContributor IJune 15, 2014

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 12:  Tiago Splitter #22 of the San Antonio Spurs reacts against the Miami Heat during Game Four of the 2014 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 12, 2014 in Miami, Florida. 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 Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Tiago Splitter catches a lot of flak for seemingly avoiding the easy dunk, but as this vicious, backboard-shattering, third-quarter block on Dwyane Wade proves, vertical ain't nothing but a number:

The San Antonio Spurs were in complete control Sunday night, jumping out to a 20-point lead over the Miami Heat in the third quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Finals and closing in quickly on the franchise's fifth title in 16 seasons.