The San Antonio Spurs survived a crazy overtime game to take a 3-2 series lead in their Western Conference Semi Finals series against the Houston Rockets.
With scores tied up 101-101 after regulation, the Spurs would go on to win 110-107.
Kawhi Leonard injured his ankle at the end of the fourth quarter, so it was up to the likes of Patty Mills, Danny Green, LaMarcus Aldridge and Manu Ginobili to close out the game.
The first three minutes of overtime were trash at best, as the two severely fatigued teams failed to score a single point. Then both teams started making big play after big play. Ryan Anderson gave the Rockets a one-point lead with 47 seconds left in the game before Danny Green hit a huge three-point play.
Then with the clock winding down, 39-year-old Ginobili made this huge block to assure the Spurs would come away with a three point win.
Veteran move. Another look at Manu’s game-winning block! pic.twitter.com/7knxHGpO0G
— NBA (@NBA) May 10, 2017
Manu finished the game with 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists to go along with his game winning block.
He also turned back the clock with this huge dunk in the second quarter.
DUNK ON ‘EM MANU! pic.twitter.com/JtdKNVPQOY
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) May 10, 2017
“I’m not sure if you saw the wrong foot right handed dunk, but that’s one for the record books right there,” Danny Green said after the game in relation to Ginobili’s dunk.
Patty Mills started the game and finished with 20 points off 7-f0r-16 shooting from the field. He also hit what COULD have been the game-winning buzzer beater at the end of regulation, only to see the shot get waived off and then witness Gregg Popovich absolutely rinse Pau Gasol.
Patty Mills hits game-winner way after buzzer, Gregg Popovich absolutely eviscerates Pau Gasol 😳 pic.twitter.com/C2MmyWTcMQ
— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) May 10, 2017
For the Rockets, James Harden finished with a triple-double of 33 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists and Patrick Beverley had 20 points, reaching that mark for only the third time this season.