AT&T Center -- The Golden State Warriors had an 18-point lead on the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 in San Antonio - a place that hasn't been kind to the Warriors in 16 years.
The lead appeared insurmountable yet the Spurs stormed back to force double-overtime to escape with a 129-127 win. The Spurs walked off the court jubilant while the Warriors walked off the court looking dejected.
The Spurs turned things around by doing what they used to do best - defense - when it mattered most. After shooting a torrid 70% after three quarters, San Antonio turned up their defense and held Golden State to 25% shooting (5-20) in the fourth, 50% shooting (5-10) in the first overtime, and 37% in the final overtime period en route to an amazing comeback. Add San Antonio finding their shooting stroke when it mattered most in the second overtime (66%) and it was a a night Spurs and Warriors fans will never forget.
Yet despite being down on the scoreboard for most of the game, the Spurs relied on their playoff experience and championship mettle against a young, inexperienced Warriors team to carry them to a thrilling Game 1 win.no comments