That Warriors-Spurs Game Was Bonkers

Manu Ginobili hit the game-winning shot with 1.2 seconds left in double-overtime to put a bow on an absolutely incredible game. With less than four minutes left in regulation Klay Thompson fouled out with the Warriors up 104-88. Chris Webber said something along the lines of "luckily, they don't need him anymore."


Whoops. You can't blame Webber, though, the Warriors were up 16 and Stephen Curry was being Stephen Curry. But then the goddamned Spurs went on a 15-0 run led by Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard to make it 104-103 Golden State. Jarrett Jack put the Warriors back up three with 29 seconds to go in the fourth and Danny Green tied it with 20 seconds left.

Curry badly screwed up the final possession when he froze in the middle of the lane with nowhere to go and was forced to throw up an impossible shot. To overtime we went. This game, like that freaking lady screaming her face off, was just heating up.

With two minutes remaining in the first overtime the Spurs took their first lead at 113-111 since the first quarter when it was 3-2. They would relinquish, of course, and we went to double-overtime.

Steph Curry was kind of missing in the overtime periods and it seemed like the Spurs were going to put it away for good, up by as many as five with a minute and a half left, but Curry finally resurfaced. With 32 seconds left, he dropped a filthy finger roll on a quick drive to the basket. He then assisted on Kent Bazemore's go-ahead layup with 3.9 seconds left.

Then Manu Ginobili hit a three-pointer to put the Spurs up 129-127 with 1.2 seconds left and fuck, you just knew the game was going to end like this. It was a truly great game and ended the only way truly great games can end, but man it would have been sweet if Golden State hung on. If only so we would have been spared that shrieking lady.