The Golden State Warriors pulled away from the San Antonio Spurs for a 97-87 overtime win that tied their National Basketball Association Western Conference semifinal playoff series at two games apiece.
The San Antonio Spurs rallied from a 16-point deficit in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter and then needed two overtimes to beat the Golden State Warriors 129-127 in the opening game of their National Basketball Association second-round playoff series.
The Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder opened their first-round National Basketball Association playoff series by winning by a combined 52 points, as home teams improved their postseason start to 8-0.
The Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs 88-86 without LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, as Chris Bosh hit a winning 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left in a matchup of the two top teams in the National Basketball Association.
The New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets both lost home games to National Basketball Association division leaders, while LeBron James set a franchise scoring record in leading the Miami Heat past the Los Angeles Lakers.
National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern vowed to impose “substantial sanctions” on the San Antonio Spurs, who lost at Miami last night after sending four top players home before the game.