Golden State was the more talented team on the floor Thursday night, but they ended up on losing to a depleted Spurs team.
Why? The penultimate possession summed up the game fairly well — tied 102-102 the Spurs got the ball to the guy with the hot hand (Marco Belinelli) and when he missed Boris Diaw (who had set a pick for Belinelli out by the arc) came crashing through and was able to secure the rebound. He went back up with a reverse lay-up that also missed, but by now Tiago Splitter had moved into position and had the tap in.
It gives the Spurs a win on a night Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. It gives the Warriors a punch to the gut.