Danny Green Sends Golden State Warriors and SA Spurs into OT with Clutch 3

Jesse DorseyFeatured ColumnistMay 7, 2013

Down by as many as 18 points in the second half against the Golden State Warriors, the San Antonio Spurs would go on a huge comeback to tie the game, all thanks to this huge three-pointer from Danny Green.

San Antonio was down by as many as 16 points with just under four minutes left in the fourth quarter, but they were able to counter Stephen Curry's huge third quarter with a huge fourth quarter spread amongst the team.

The Spurs rode Tony Parker's rim attacks, Kawhi Leonard hitting jumpers including a huge three-pointer and a few Boris Diaw free throws. It all would have been for naught had Green not knocked down the huge three-pointer with 20 seconds left on the clock.

Warriors blew a great chance to steal a game at AT&T Center by leaving Danny Green open. Overtime

— Marcus Thompson (@gswscribe) May 7, 2013

What made the shot even cooler is that we've seen it before. What's that? An NBA team running a play at the end of a game and not just going iso with their best player? How unique.

Pretty sure the play the Spurs ran for Green was the same one they ran to beat the Lakers earlier this year.

— Darius Soriano (@forumbluegold) May 7, 2013


Here's a clip of the Green three to beat the Lakers. Same play, yes? youtu.be/UphmMBtF7EI

— Darius Soriano (@forumbluegold) May 7, 2013

For the Spurs to overcome such a large deficit has to put a fright into the Warriors, regardless of the game's result.

The only thing that's a given at this point is that this looks like it's going to be an incredibly fun series.