It’s hard to tell when it actually clicked. But at some point, Golden State got desperate. The Warriors decided they wanted it more. And they made the veteran, respected San Antonio Spurs discombobulate.
Golden State didn’t deserve Game 4. But took it anyway, 97-87 in overtime.
HARRISON BARNES: “I think the biggest thing with this team is we’re never going to give up. This team is going to continue to fight, whether shots are falling or shots aren’t.”
It was one of the most pathetic offensive performances of the season. The Warriors had 37 points on 30 percent shooting at halftime. They entered the third quarter down 62-60 and trailed 80-72 in the fourth.
Then Stephen Curry got going, bad ankle and all. Then Jarrett Jack found his strut. And Golden State shifted its defense to another gear. The Spurs were held to three points on 1 of 10 shooting in overtime.
After looking like they were dead in the water, the Warriors responded with a late-surge that changed the tenor of this series. This close to losing both games at home, Golden State now find itself tied with the Spurs heading into Game 5 of this best-of-seven series — and looking like they have a real shot at winning this thing.
MARK JACKSON: “I’m just so glad that a national TV audience had an opportunity to see exactly what’s been taking place in this area. Just a big-time win. This is a heck for a series.”
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