Apparently, the Warriors still have one good leg to stand on.
The balky one might have been wobbling with a badly sprained ankle and a torn hip flexor, but the other one seemed remarkably sturdy in the closing minutes of Sunday's 97-87 overtime victory against the Spurs at Oracle Arena.
The Warriors played stalwart defense and got some clutch offense from Jarrett Jack, and they combined that with gutsy efforts from Stephen Curry (sprained ankle) and David Lee (torn hip flexor) to even the Western Conference semifinal series 2-2 as it returns to San Antonio for Tuesday's Game 5.
"I'm not surprised by anything," Warriors head coach Mark Jackson said. "One thing I know: This team will not lie down. This team will not quit. It looked dark. It looked awfully dark. But we found a way."
Jack scored eight points in the final 4:36 of regulation to bring the Warriors storming back in a game that they didn't control until the extra period, and the Warriors limited the Spurs to two field goals in the final 8:42, including shutting San Antonio out during the first 3:31 of overtime.
Those efforts were desperately needed, because Curry wasn't moving well after spraining his left ankle in the fourth quarter of Game 3 on Friday. He mostly floated around the three-point arc and went large stretches of being little more than a decoy on a day in which he managed to finish with 22 points on 7-for-15 shooting.