San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - The San Antonio Spurs put a plethora of
defenders on the baby-faced and quick-shooting Stephen Curry in the third
The young Golden State Warriors, though, had no answer for the hard-charging
and experienced Spurs during the latter stages of regulation and Manu Ginobili
provided the dagger in double overtime.
Ginobili's go-ahead 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds left lifted the Spurs to a
129-127 win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of this Western
The Spurs used an 18-2 run to close regulation and wipe away a 16-point
deficit with four-plus minutes left.
The 6-foot-3, 165-pound Curry showcased his entire repertoire during a
dazzling three-minute stretch near the end of the third where he went on a
personal 12-0 run that vaulted the Warriors to an 18-point advantage.
Curry had 22 of his 44 points in the third frame.
Four straight points from Curry and his assist in transition to Kent Bazemore,
who played just nine minutes and didn't score in the Warriors' first-round
series against the Denver Nuggets, lifted Golden State to a 127-126 advantage
with 3.9 ticks left in the second overtime.
After some miscommunication defensively on the ensuing sideline out-of-bounds
play, Ginobili was left wide open on the left wing. Kawhi Leonard's cross-
court overhead pass hit him, and Ginobili drained the triple with 1.2 seconds
to play for a 129-127 Spurs lead.
Jarrett Jack's trey at the other end was way off the mark and San Antonio
escaped with the win.
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