Spurs fans and the NBA world were caught off guard after the red-hot Spurs fell short of the Golden State Warriors late in February in one of the most exciting games of the season.
The contest, which ended in a 107-101 overtime victory in Golden State's favor, featured two of the West's best teams—and one of the most acclaimed point guard matchups in the league.
Stephen Curry and Tony Parker, each having a career season, have established themselves as some of the league's top players and have led their teams to spots among the top of the power rankings.
David Lee and Tim Duncan provide veteran leadership as the teams' other stars, and like the Parker-Curry matchup, the two power forwards clashing will be quite the spectacle.
The squads' first meeting of the season fell in the Spurs' favor, with the second being Golden State's dramatic overtime win, with each victor standing their home ground.
Now, the Spurs will seek revenge as the Warriors look to gain the series advantage prior to the teams' final meeting in April.
Parker will look to gain the upper hand on Curry, while Duncan looks to continue his incredible campaign by holding his ground against All-Star opponent David Lee. Sophomores Klay Thompson and Kawhi Leonard also provide viewers with excitement, with both players having proved their worth already while also showing their potential as future stars.
With two incredibly complete teams, as well as an abundance of captivating individual matchups, this game has the potential to be a true thriller.
Prediction: Golden State Warriors 101, San Antonio Spurs 112