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The San Antonio Spurs spotted the Golden State Warriors a 16-point lead in the 4th quarter Monday Night, and then won in double-overtime.



According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that is the playoff record for NBA teams holding a 16-point lead at the 4 minute mark of the 4th quarter over the past 15 seasons.

Until Monday night.

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors shredded the Spurs in the 3rd quarter to build up what seemed to be an insurmountable lead. Curry was unconscious, scoring 22 points on a 9 for 12 shooting in the 3rd quarter. A floater in the lane or a 26-foot bomb - it was all the same to Curry who ended up with 44 point and 11 assists.

Despite battling a stomach bug, Tim Duncan finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds. He was walking to the locker room when the Warriors held a 98-82 lead in the fourth quarter. San Antonio then closed out the game with a 18-2 run and forced overtime.

Manu Ginobli has a miserable shooting night, going 4-19 and 1-8 from beyond the mark by late in the 2nd overtime. He then committed a cardinal sin in the basketball bible of Gregg Popovich - he fired off an ill-advised 3-pointer with plenty of time on the shot clock.

Golden State got 4 quick points to retake the then, and then this.

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Asked after the game exactly how the Spurs came back to win, Ginobli said, "I have no clue."

Popovich added that after Ginobli's game winner, "I went from wanting to trade him on the spot, to making him breakfast tomorrow."

The last-second heroics kept an amazing streak alive. Golden State lost 30 straight games to the Spurs in San Antonio. The last time the Warriors won in the Alamo City was Valentine's day 1997.