Sunday May 11th featured only one game in the NBA playoffs. The Warriors were looking to even the series up at 2-2 against the battle tested spurs. This afternoon matchup provided a thriller in the bay as the warriors were fighting for their playoff lives.
The pressure was on the Warriors to come up with a huge game four victory at home with the battled tested Spurs looking to send the series back to San Antonio with a commanding 3-1 lead. The Warriors have shown tremendous heart in this series, after blowing a late lead in San Antonio in game one they showed playoff toughness beyond their years by stealing game two on the road. Mark Jackson has proven he has what it takes to make it as a coach in this league. He would need to come up with a career coaching night to fire up Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry and his young bunch to come up with a series saving victory with their home crowd behind them in game four.
The Warriors were not sharp in the first half of game four. Despite looking unusually stagnant on offense they still managed to only find themselves down by seven points at halftime. San Antonio looked to be on the verge of victory in the fourth quarter when the Warriors came out to play. In the final 4:49 of regulation and overtime Golden State out scored the Spurs 25-7. The Warriors would go on to win the game 97-87 in overtime and evened the series at 2-2. With Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry having off nights Harrison Barnes had a career-high 26 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter and overtime. The big fundamental Tim Duncan had 19 points and 15 boards for his 142nd career playoff double-double. Timmy is now tied with Shaq for the third most double doubles in NBA playoff history, Duncan and Shaq trail only Wilt and Magic for playoff double doubles. Coach Mark Jackson summed up his teams effort after the game. "This team will not lay down. This team will not quit. It looked dark. It
looked awfully dark, but we found a way to get stops and make plays." The ever pivotal game five will be Tuesday in San Antonio at 9:30pm on TNT. Can the Warriors continue their winning ways and steal game five on the road as they did with game two? With the way this series has been going, game five may be more memorable than the actual Alamo itself!
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