Manu Ginobili’s block of Rockets star James Harden’s 3-point attempt with less than one second left in overtime preserved a 110-107 victory.
The Rockets understood the daunting prospect of returning to San Antonio if they fell behind 3-1, with Game 5 to be played on Tuesday night at AT&T Center.
A 103-92 Spurs victory, gives San Antonio a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series and regains home court advantage.
A Thursday morning MRI revealed what Parker and the team feared: A complete rupture of his left quadriceps tendon that requires surgery.
That hissing sound heard all around SA late last night was the collective sigh of relief from Spurs fans that followed the 121-96 win over the Rockets.
The Rockets made 22-of-50 3-point shots. No team has ever made more than 15 3-pointers in a playoff game against the Spurs.
There’s a widely-accepted maxim in NBA playoff basketball that the most difficult win to attain is the close-out game.
In Game 5 of the Spurs’ first-round playoff series against the Grizzlies, Manu Ginobili scored eight points in the first quarter of the Spurs’ 116-103 win.
The last Spurs home game of the season on April 8 started with a group of Sikhs who impressed the crowd of 20,000 with the national anthem.
The fact the Spurs and Grizzlies played an instant classic playoff game won’t mollify Spurs fans disappointed by a 110-108 overtime loss.