Reserve forward Andray Blatche played critical minutes Monday, proving to be a major reason for the Game 5 win. Blatche scored 13 points in 20 minutes, but 10 of his points and 11 of his minutes came in the fourth quarter.

"My main thing," Blatche said, "was I just wanted to get the ball to the paint and just be aggressive and not settle for jump shots. I tried to stay in attack mode and was successful doing it."

Blatche said he tweaked a calf injury he suffered in Game 4. At times he looked winded in the fourth, but it didn’t keep him from making a major contribution.

"I thought ’Dray did a great job scoring the basketball," guard Deron Williams said. "He had some big rebounds, put-backs. We need him off the bench.’’