Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

James Harden's triple lifts OKC to win

James Harden #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder

James Harden #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder hitting a three point late in the fourth quarter against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 5. (June 4, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images)

According to ESPN's John Hollinger, entering last night's Game 5 against the Spurs, Thunder guard James Harden hadn't hit a shot this season in the final three minutes of games within five points.

That changed in a big way.

Harden, who finished with 20 points off the bench for Oklahoma City, drilled a contested three with 28 seconds left in the game, pushing the Thunder to a 106-101 lead. The trey proved to be enough, as OKC took a 3-2 series lead with a 108-103 win.

The dagger took the top spot in the NBA's list of top five plays from Monday's game. Tony Parker, Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka and Russell Westbrook were also featured on the countdown.

Tags: Oklahoma City Thunder , San Antonio Spurs , highlights , NBA playoffs , Tony Parker , Kevin Durant , Serge Ibaka , James Harden , Russell Westbrook

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