Warriors rally to even series at 2-2 with win over San Antonio

Oakland, CA (Sporting Alert, Box Score) — Harrison Barnes collected a double-double of 26 points and 10 and the Golden State Warriors rallied to beat the San Antonio Spurs 97-87 in Game 4 of their Western Conference semi-final and even up the series 2-2.

After rallying in the second half to force overtime when both teams finished regular time locked at 84-84, Golden State took care of business in overtime pull level at the ORACLE Arena.

Jarrett Jack finished with 24 points, seven rebounds and fours assists, Stephen Curry shot 7-15-for from the field including 5-of-10 from three-points to add 22 points, while Andrew Bogut pulled down 18 very valuable rebounds.

“This team will not lay down,” Warriors coach Mark Jackson. “This team will not quit. It looked dark.

“It looked awfully dark, but we found a way to get stops and make plays.”

Manu Ginobili paced the San Antonio Spurs with 21 points off the bench and went 5-of-10 for 50-percent from beyond the arc.

“In overtime, we just stopped scoring. We kept running the same plays, our usual stuff, and it just didn’t fall,” Ginobili said.

“They made every shot in overtime.

“In a game that it so close and so tight, that ends up being the difference.

“…What’s disappointing is, we had them were we wanted. We blew it.”

Tim Duncan had a work-man like double-double of 19 points and 15 rebounds, Tony Parker added 17 points and Kawhi Leonard finished with 11 points eight boards in the defeat for the Spurs who led 45-37 at half time.

“We put ourselves in a position to win the game and it’s frustrating because we feel like we gave it away,” Duncan said.

Game 5 in the series return to San Antonio on Tuesday.

About KOBY FRANZ | Staff Writer

Kobe Franz is a huge sports fan, but loves the Oklahoma City Thunder and the rivalry between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Franz also enjoys spending time with his family.

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