Monday, April 11, 2005


Wow, I'm still speechless about last nights Doulbe-Overtime thriller between my beloved San Antonio Spurs and the Golden State Warriors. What made this matchup even more interesting, is that the Warriors are the favourite team of my good homie, let's call him MP, so this added a little more spice to the night...

After trailing by 10 points in the 4th quarter the Spurs cut the Warriors lead in a 12-2 burst and this turned out virtually into a shootout between Tony Parker and Baron Davis. At 115-115 Tony Parker hit a 19-footer with 5.19 seconds to play! The Warriors took their final timeout and somehow Davis layed one up at the buzzer. Over time! Now keep in mind that the Spurs just came off a exhausting Double-OT win against the Clippers last night!
Overtime was a duell between Parker and Davis, they exchanged basket after basket. Tony proved that he's a big-time crunchtime player! This was arguably the best game of his career. After leading by four the Warriors somehow tied the game again with 20 seconds left and then Parker and Dunleavy exchanged misses. 130-130 after 53 minutes.

Now came the second OT. I attended a Double-OT thriller between the Spurs and Lakers last year in San Antonio. The Spurs were without Timmy and Tony and the Lakers lined up Kobe, Shaq, Malone and Payton. But the Spurs battled them with a lot of heart, sparked by Manu Ginobili. This was definitely the best Spurs' game I have attended so far. Anyway, the Warriors really lost it in the 2nd OT, scoring only 4 points. But it was tied at 134-134 with 42 secs to go. Then Bruce Bowen missed a jumper but Dunleavy stepped out of bounds as he landed with the rebound. Spurs Ball! 17 seconds to go... Parker dribbles down the clock and then makes a beautifull layup with two ticks left... Time Out Warriors... Jason Richardson heaves up a desperate shot which was way too short.... Spurs win!

Tony on his way to the game-winning shot: (He finished with 35 points and 12 assists)

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