Here is the opening to my Saturday column from Game 3 of the Warriors-Spurs series:

OAKLAND — The Warriors didn’t wait until double overtime to lose to San Antonio as they did in Game 1 of their playoff series. That wasn’t necessary. And they didn’t run the Spurs out of the building with 3-point shots and lightning bursts down the lane as they did in Game 2. That was out of the question.

Reality made an appearance at Oracle Arena Friday night, a return to what most basketball fans would consider the normal order of things. The Spurs defeated the Warriors 102-92 and took a 2-1 lead in this Western Conference semifinal series.

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