Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin, but the Spurs dropped a triple-30 on Golden State with David Robinson and Rod Strickland each scoring 30 and Willie Anderson (yes, Willie Anderson) scoring a postseason- and career-high 38.
Said Warriors coach Don Nelson, “The lesson is that we have to play good basketball every quarter against a great team or we’re not going to have a chance.”
Warriors 111, at Spurs 98 — The Warriors deployed their Lithuanian secret weapon, Sarunas Marciulionis (6-for-9, 16 points in 19 minutes off the bench), to even the series in what proved to be the last game played in San Antonio that season.
GAME 4: at Warriors 110, Spurs 97 — Hardaway scored 32, Mullin 23 and Richmond 17, but it was Tom Tolbert’s dunk that ended a game that led Nelson to say, “I’ve had a lot of great wins in my career, but I can’t remember a better win than this one.”
Spurs wins second-round, best-of-seven 4-2
GAME 1: at Spurs 129, Warriors 127 2OT — Fresh off a stirring first-round defeat of Denver, the Warriors wasted a 44-point game by Curry by blowing a 16-point lead with four minutes to play, eventually falling in the second overtime.
Warriors 100, at Spurs 91 — The Warriors came perilously close to blowing another big lead (a 20-point advantage with eight minutes to play was trimmed to six with 4:23 to go), but they held on to even the series and snap a 30-game losing streak in San Antonio.
Klay Thompson stepped into the spotlight, riding 8-for-9 three-point shooting to a game-high 34 points.
Spurs 102, at Warriors 92 — An all-around forgettable game for the Warriors, who were led by Thompson’s 17, shot poorly overall (39.3 percent) and from distance (31.6), and held their breath as Curry rolled his surgically repaired left ankle.
GAME 4: at Warriors 97, Spurs 87, OT — With Curry (22 points) limited by his balky ankle, the Warriors needed eight points from reserve guard Jarrett Jack in the final 4½ minutes to force overtime, where they outscored the Spurs 13-3 to even the series.
Curry missed six of his seven three-point attempts and was a game-worst minus-21.
Spurs 94, at Warriors 82 — The ailing Warriors (Curry and Bogut, ankles; David Lee, torn right hip flexor) made one last surge, cutting their deficit to 82-79 with 2:20 to play, but three-pointers from Leonard and Parker sealed the deal and brou