James Harden went up for one last-second, last chance heave, but by then, it was too late.
One more time, as they had so often down the stretch, the Rockets had waited too long. When Manu Ginobili stuffed Harden's final 3, the Spurs had a 110-107 overtime win and a 3-2 series lead.
The Rockets had the bad taste of how they let it all slip away with 83 percent of NBA teams that win Game 5 in a 2-2 best of seven series going on to win the series.
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