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Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs: Game 1 Postgame Grades and Analysis
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The Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs gave fans one of the most memorable playoff games in NBA history.

The Spurs surged back from down 16 with under 4:30 left, on an 18-2 run, to send this one into overtime and ultimately sunk the Warriors 129-127 in double overtime. 

Stephen Curry put up a ridiculous stat line of 44 points and 11 assists on 51.4 percent shooting from the floor. Curry scored 22 points, without shooting a single free throw, in the third quarter alone, but unfortunately games aren't won in the third quarter alone.

Tony Parker and Co. surged back in the fourth quarter, capped off by a game-tying three-pointer from Danny Green, who ended the night with 22 points on 6-of-9 shooting from deep.

Manu Ginobili shot an atrocious 5-of-20 from the field in Game 1, but he sank the biggest shot of the game, as he drained a three ball to put the Spurs ahead for good in the second overtime.

While Parker ended with 28 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, he was stifled early on by Klay Thompson's aggressive and lanky defense. Once Thompson went to the bench with under five minutes left in the fourth, Parker took over. 

The question in this series now becomes how long Curry can continue to put up ridiculous production at an efficient level. The Spurs' response to his play in the next few games will decide this exciting second-round series. 

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