SAN ANTONIO — Manu Ginobili’s 3-pointer from the wing with 1.2 seconds left in double overtime lifted the San Antonio Spurs to a thrilling 129-127 victory over the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry, who had 44 points in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals on Monday.
The game-winning shot came 43.7 seconds after Ginobili took an ill-advised 3 that appeared to cost the Spurs the game.
Ginobili’s trey capped an improbable comeback for the Spurs, who trailed by 16 points with four minutes left in regulation before going on an 18-2 run to close the fourth quarter and force overtime.
Golden State trailed by five with one minute left in the second overtime before the Warriors scored six straight points to take a one-point lead on Kent Bazemore’s reverse layup that gave the Warriors a 127-126 advantage with 3.9 seconds left.
Lee’s gem ends San Francisco’s win streak
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cliff Lee (3-2) allowed two runs and five hits in eight innings, struck out six and walked none to outpitch fellow southpaw Madison Bumgarner as the Philadelphia Phillies beat San Francisco, 6-2.
Lee is 5-0 with a 0.88 ERA in six regular-season starts against the Giants.
Hunter Pence hit a solo homer, a double and a single against his former club, but the Phillies stopped the World Series champion’s season-best six-game winning streak.
Bumgarner (3-1) gave up five runs and eight hits in six innings. He is 0-1 in four outings following a 3-0 start.
Indians power past Oakland in Cleveland
CLEVELAND (AP) — Asdrubal Cabrera homered twice and Mark Reynolds hit one to the deepest reaches of Progressive Field, leading the Indians to a 7-3 victory over the Oakland A’s.
Jason Kipnis and Cabrera hit consecutive homers in the first inning off Jarrod Parker (1-5). In the fifth, Cabrera homered again and Reynolds launched a 460-foot shot — his 10th this season — that nearly cleared the left-field bleachers.
Yoenis Cespedes homered and hit a sacrifice fly for Oakland, which had won eight in a row over the Indians.