Words cannot describe what we just witnessed.
In what may have been the most thrilling game of the 2012-13 NBA season, the San Antonio Spurs outlasted the Golden State Warriors by a score of 129-127 in double-overtime. In order to reach that win, the Spurs did the unthinkable.
It was all capped off by a Manu Ginobili game-winner with 1.2 seconds remaining in double OT.
Ginobili took a long inbound pass from Kawhi Leonard and threw up a high-arcing shot that floated in the air for what felt like eternity. When the ball came down, it fell through the net and brought the AT&T Center to their feet.
The legend of Ginobili continues.
In order to reach the first overtime, the Spurs went on an 18-2 run after trailing 104-88 with 3:57 remaining on the clock. With a Danny Green three with 20 seconds remaining, we had our first clutch sighting.
One of the many.
With the win, the Spurs move ahead with a 1-0 series lead—a lead that was created by way of marvelous late game heroics. Surprisingly, it was Ginobili, who shot 5-of-20 from the field, that made the biggest shot of all.
Welcome to postseason basketball.
In the losing effort, Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 44 points and 11 assists while playing all 58 minutes. To counter Curry's production, Tony Parker flirted with a triple-double by posting 28 points, eight assists and eight rebounds.
In case you don't get the picture, this was an incredible game.