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Video: Gary Neal’s three to save the Spurs season

Gary Neal

San Antonio Spurs’ Gary Neal (14) reacts after he made a three-point shot to tie the Memphis Grizzlies in the final seconds of the fourth quarter of Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 27, 2011, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)


The San Antonio Spurs are still alive in the playoffs right now, living to fight another day.

Thanks to Gary Neal. A rookie. He did what seemingly countless veteran Spurs have done before him and made the big play — in this case a three to send Game 5 to overtime. Where the Spurs prevailed and made the series 3-2 Memphis.

Memphis defends this play well — San Antonio clearly wants to go to George Hill in the corner, but that is covered. Neal gets the ball and needs to take a dribble to get a decent look.

But all that matters is it fell. And the Spurs are still alive and headed to Memphis for Game 6.