Warriors level the series at 2-2 after Game 4 win at Oracle Arena.
With their spirits tempered following a home defeat in Game 3 and doubts over the fitness of point guard Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors knew the importance of securing a win on Sunday night.
Fortunately for the sell-out crowd in attendance at the Oracle Arena they did just that as Curry scored 22 points to help lead his team to a 97-87 overtime win over the San Antonio Spurs to tie the series 2-2.
Having landed awkwardly on his left ankle in Game 3, the same ankle which he injured against the Denver Nuggets in the previous round, there were doubts over whether the 25-year-old would be fit enough to take to the court.
However, along with key contributions across the roster, Curry and the Warriors did enough to hold off San Antonio to ensure the pressure is back on their rivals ahead of Game 5 in Texas on Tuesday night.
Rookie Harrison Barnes had a career-high 26 points and 10 rebounds, Jarrett Jack added 24 points while Andrew Bogut grabbed 18 rebounds to help Golden State run away with victory in overtime after battling back from the brink in regulation.
This thrilling series is likely to continue to be just as dramatic in the next two games, and it will now be vital for the Spurs to protect their home court ahead of a return to Oakland for Game 6.