Jacked Up! Warriors Defeat Spurs In OT Thriller
San Antonio led by one heading into the fourth and opened up a 13-point lead after scoring the first 12 points of the quarter. The Warriors responded with a 13 - 0 run of their own to tie the game at 80 with six minutes to play. Alternating baskets in the waning moments, the Spurs led by one with half a minute remaining when Jack hit a three pointer with seven seconds to go, giving them a 93 - 91 lead with seven seconds left in regulation. The Spurs immeadiately answered with an uncontested lay up by Manu Ginobili from a pass by Tim Duncan on a well-executed back door cut to tie the game with four seconds remaining, sending the game into overtime.
In overtime, Jack scored seven of the team's 14 points, including a jumper and clutch free throws in the final minute to seal the game. Afterwards, Jack talked about Coach Jackson's confidence in him down the stretch.
Jack: "There was a point in time in the fourth quarter and overtime where Coach yelled at me and told me to get to my spot and take us home. I love him for having that confidence in me. I just tried to come back and deliver for him."
And did he ever. Coach Mark Jackson also spoke about his premier punch off the bench
Jackson: "With all due respect to what Jamal Crawford has done for the Los Angeles Clippers and with all due respect to what J.R. Smith has done for the New York Knicks, Jarrett Jack has been the best sixth man all year long."
Up next for the Warriors: a five-game East Coast road trip to Minnesota, Indiana, New York, Boston and Philadelphia.