When the Warriors last won a playoff game in the Alamo City, Stephen Curry had just turned 3.
He was a month away from his ninth birthday when the Warriors last won a game of any type in San Antonio.
And, he was 25 when the Warriors moped out of the AT&T Center feeling as though they had blown their best chance to end both skids.
Curry might be all grown up, but he and his team still have some major maturing to do, and they showed it on a national stage Monday night. They coughed up a 16-point lead in the final four minutes of regulation and lost 129-127 to San Antonio in double overtime in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. Wasted was a 44-point performance by Curry.
Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Wednesday in San Antonio, and the Warriors host Games 3 and 4, on Friday and Sunday.
"From the mid-fourth quarter on, we looked like a team that realized it was in the playoffs," San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich said. "Until then, we looked like we were looking for answers."
When the Warriors led 104-88 with 3:58 remaining, it appeared as though they would snap a 29-game losing streak in San Antonio that dates to Feb. 14, 1997.
They have not won at the AT&T Center and they have not beaten 37-year-old Tim Duncan on his home floor - partly because of spans like the one that came after the Warriors seized Monday's huge lead.
They missed seven straight shots and committed two of their 21 turnovers in the next three minutes as San Antonio trimmed the deficit to 104-103 with 59.8 seconds left. Danny Green's three-pointer with 20.8 seconds remaining tied the score for the first time since it was 0-0. The Spurs led for only 30 seconds of regulation - when the score was 3-2.