Golden State withstood a 12-0 run by Indiana who tied the game at 94 to emerge victorious 98-96. The game winning shot was a turn around by Klay Thompson with 0.6 left remaining on the clock. Paul George's deep three pointer at the buzzer was just a touch long denying the Pacers.
The Pacers remained one game ahead of the Heat in the loss column, however, as Miami went down in Houston.
Thompson made a great shot but much of the credit needs to go to Mark Jackson for being smart enough to iso Klay on the right side of the floor, recognizing he was being guarded by the much smaller George Hill.
The long defensive stopper for the Pacers, Paul George, was matched up on Steph Curry on the complete opposite side of the floor.
The win gave the Warriors a little bit of breathing room as only two games separate the sixth playoff spot (Warriors) from the Grizzlies who are currently just on the outside looking in.
Boston enters the game having played the Pacers very tough three nights ago actually leading Indiana by two when the third quarter buzzer sounded.
Jeff Green had 27 that night and Rajon Rondo contributed 11 assists.
Just like Indiana on Saturday, Golden State needs this game too much to let it slip away even while playing a back to back after an emotional win.
Golden State 101 Boston 91
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