The Morning Tip-Off


May 6, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) during player introductions before game one of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at the AT

Good morning Air Alamo readers.  Everyone okay? If game one of the second round does not have you excited about the playoffs then I am not sure what will.

Whoa! What a game.

Now that I got that out there, I’ll jump right in to one of the many reasons you come and visit the site.

Complete Timeline of Spurs-Warriors Epic Game One 2 OT Thriller – Bleacher Report

The sixth-seeded Warriors headed into their Western Conference semifinal matchup with the San Antonio Spurs losers in their last 29 attempts in the Alamo City.

But history is the least of their concerns following a crushing 129-127 double-overtime defeat in Game 1.

How exactly did this latest Warriors nightmare unfold? Well, strap yourself in and prepare for a topsy-turvy travel through 58 minutes of playoff basketball at its best—or worst if you’re a Dubs fan.

Spurs Stun Warriors In Game One – Bleacher Report

In what will go down as one of the most exciting playoff games in recent history, the San Antonio Spurs overcame a near-20-point deficit at home in the final few minutes of regulation to eventually defeat the Golden State Warriors in two overtimes.

A last-second shot from Manu Ginobili ultimately handed the Spurs the victory, 129-127, in the opener of the teams’ second-round series.

Big Winners And Losers From Monday Night – Bleacher Report

The torch wouldn’t be passed that easily; Manu Ginobili threw water on it.

The Spurs’ veteran guard was just 4-of-19 before he hit a three-pointer with 1.2 seconds left to give the Spurs the 129-127 double-overtime victory.

The NBA: Where Ginobili Happens – Pounding the Rock

In a second overtime when the Spurs seemed to have it wrapped up after Tony’s jumper finally started falling —

In a brain fart of epic proportions when Manu Ginobili shot a deep three with tons of time left on the shot clock only to see the Warriors score the go ahead bucket …

There came a game winner from the left wing behind the arc with less than 2 seconds to go, from that same Argentine.

Spurs Outlast Warriors In Double Overtime – Sports Illustrated

Manu Ginobili’s play in the final 50 seconds was almost too much for Gregg Popovich to handle. Then again, the Spurs’ coach is used to his veteran guard’s free-wheeling style.

Ginobili’s 3-pointer from the wing with 1.2 seconds left in double overtime lifted the San Antonio Spurs to a thrilling 129-127 victory Monday night over the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry, who had 44 points in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals.

The game-winning shot came 43.7 seconds after Ginobili took an ill-advised 3 that appeared to cost the Spurs the game.

Spurs Experience Shines In Game One – Project Spurs

The Golden State Warriors had an 18-point lead on the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 in San Antonio – a place that hasn’t been kind to the Warriors in 16 years.

The lead appeared insurmountable yet the Spurs stormed back to force double-overtime to escape with a 129-127 win. The Spurs walked off the court jubilant while the Warriors walked off the court looking dejected.