Sometimes you need to be sure lightning doesn’t strike twice.
Thank God for the Warriors that wasn’t the case as they won 100-91 in game two to even this Western Conference Semifinal series at one game apiece.
Golden State should have a 2-0 lead in the series going into play at home, but it’s all thanks to a late meltdown that at the same time made this arguably the best basketball game of the year.
Even the worst of things can be salvageable in some way.
Picture this, you’re up by 16 points with just a little over four minutes to go in the game.
Meanwhile your star player, Seth Curry is having a monster night and he’s draining three after three.
You’d think that 44 points from this guy would be enough to win you the game, huh?!
Well this game went to two overtime’s, and the win was stolen by the Spurs when Manu Ginobili hit a game-winning three to give San Antonio a 1-0 lead in this best of seven series.
I was listening to this game on the radio (and trying to figure out how my Heat lost too), and I was surprised that San Antonio made the comeback that they did. The Spurs made an 18-2 run to force overtime. That deserves credit. I even checked out replays of the game the very next day, and I was enthralled by what happened.
If you missed the game check out the replays.
While I’m at it let me also say that playoff basketball is getting interesting. All the series are tied at 1-1. Game three of Bulls-Heat and Warriors-Spurs resume Friday, as well as Thunder-Grizzlies and Knicks-Pacers on Saturday.
I’m cheering for my Heat to win it all again this year, but it wouldn’t hurt if Golden State joined them too.
Do it for Klay Thompson!