SAN ANTONIO (CBS Sports) – After blowing a 16-point lead with four minutes to go in Game 1, the young Warriors had every right to be completely rattled. They just watched a 1-0 series lead slip through their fingers because of missed free throws, turnovers, bad defense and generally stupid basketball.

But instead of wilting in overtime, the Warriors fought and forced a second overtime. And instead of caving there, they held a one-point lead with 3.9 seconds left. All that sunk them was a miscommunication on the defensive end which left Manu Ginobili wide open for a game-winner. The point was clear though: The Warriors didn’t let the past shake them. They didn’t dwell on the 16-point collapse. They moved on to the next play, to overtime, then the next overtime.

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And they proved they can play with the Spurs.

So with all that in their heads, the Warriors had two options: 1) Let that Game 1 loss linger and the thoughts of woulda-coulda-shoulda carry over or 2) put it behind them and play again.

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The Warriors chose the second option.

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