With Kawhi Leonard sitting for most of the fourth quarter and overtime with an ankle injury, Danny Green stepped scored the final seven points of the game for the Spurs, carrying San Antonio to a 110-107 overtime win over the Houston Rockets.
Green finished the game with 16 points. He was one of a few unexpected stars for the Spurs in this one. Manu Ginobili easily had his best game of the postseason with 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists, as well as the game-clinching block on James Harden.
Patty Mills - who made his first career playoff start - also contributed 20 points.The Spurs now have a 3-2 series lead.
Early in the game, it looked like San Antonio was going to run away with it. They opened on a 20-11 run, but Houston responded quickly and gave themselves the lead on the heels of a 16-6 run. Led by 23 first half points from Harden, the Rockets took a 60-58 lead into the break.
Houston continued their strong play in the second half and led by as many as eight points - but were never able to create any real difference between them and the Spurs. San Antonio took the lead back at the end of the third quarter as part of an 8-0 run, setting the stage for the tight fourth quarter.
However, both teams went cold in the extra frame. Houston opened up a five-point lead, but were unable to capitalize as this layup from Manu Ginobili tied the game.
The Rockets had a chance to win in the final 15 seconds, but Harden was called for an offensive foul. On the ensuing possession, Mills was unable to get a shot off, and the game went into overtime.
Leonard (22 points, 15 rebounds) and LaMarcus Alridge (18 points, 14 rebounds) both had big double-doubles for the Spurs, but they combined to shoot just 15-42 from the floor as the players mentioned above took over.
Harden finished the game with 33 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Rockets. Patrick Beverley added 20 points, while Ryan Anderson stepped up with 19 points off the bench.
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