"We got a little lucky, I guess," Ginobili said.
The Spurs will take it, knowing that one last-second play helped change the outcome of the game. The Spurs' 111-107 win over the
The Spurs can close out the series with a victory in Game 6 on Thursday night at
If the Spurs lose Thursday, the teams will return to Los Angeles for Game 7 at Staples Center on Saturday.
Ginobili could only shake his head when he described the play that saved the Spurs.
With the Clippers trailing by one point, Blake Griffin had gotten position down low and powered up for a layup, the ball tantalizingly dancing around the rim. Sensing the ball wasn't going in, Clippers center
But it was waved off with 4.9 seconds left because of basket interference on Jordan.
"It was the play of the game," Ginobili said. "That's why I said we got lucky. The ball was going in and he happened to touch it. About five seconds to go and we could have been down one. We could have won it anyway. But it was a completely different ballgame. So, yeah, we got a little lucky on the play.
"That's what happens. The games are so well played and so close. It's a shot, a defensive rebound. Things like that happen. Today was in our favor."
This is the second time in this series the Spurs have snatched the home-court advantage away from the Clippers.
But after the Spurs won Game 2 in Los Angeles, and Game 3 at San Antonio in a blowout by 27 points to take a 2-1 lead in the series, the Spurs missed an opportunity to put a stranglehold on the Clippers by losing Game 4 at home.
So the Spurs know the Clippers can win at AT&T Center.
"We have to come out with a lot of energy," Spurs forward