Down 99-94 to the Wizards with 2:40 minutes left in the fourth quarter in Washington on Wednesday, the San Antonio Spurs were desperately seeking points as they had only scored 12 points in the quarter up to that point. Tim Duncan (31 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks, 2 steals) and Patty Mills (23 points, 6 rebounds) would provide the Spurs with those points as Mills made a 3-pointer and then Duncan made a 4-foot basket with the Spurs getting stops on the other end. The Spurs tied the Wizards at 99 and with Mills given the chance to end the game with an open jumper, he missed, and overtime would be needed.
After overcoming a first half deficit of 17 points and playing the entire second half without Tony Parker, who went down with lower back tightness by halftime, the Spurs were able to build a 7-point lead in overtime. The game looked like it was sealed as the Spurs held a 4-point lead with just 8 seconds remaining, but John Wall (29 points, 9 assists, 5 rebounds) had other plans as the Wizards got the stops they needed and Wall scored 4 points in those last 8 seconds, to send the game into double-overtime with both teams tied at 115.
In the second overtime, with Duncan fouling out early, it was the Spurs’ role players who helped the Spurs close out the Wizards as the team defense made up of Mills, Marco Belinelli (14 points), Danny Green (22 points, 7 rebounds), Boris Diaw, and Tiago Splitter held the Wizards to 3 points in the overtime period, while Green, Mills, and Belinelli scored the 10 points in the period, as San Antonio made the successful comeback in double-overtime to defeat the Wizards 125-118.