The ball came off Keldon Johnson’s hands and rolled around the rim before falling out. Dejounte Murray had a tip attempt that bounced off as well.
The rebound found DeMar DeRozan in the paint, one last chip shot at the buzzer to try and salvage overtime in Denver.
That ball caromed off as well, and the Spurs had to settle for a spirited comeback that fell one basket short in a 121-119 loss at Denver on Friday.
The Spurs never led and trailed by as many as 18 points early in the third quarter, before rallying to take the game to the final horn.
The result was familiar and frustrating, giving the Spurs a five-game losing streak that marks their longest of the season.
The Spurs are 0-for-April, having not won a game since a March 31 victory over Sacramento.
All five starters were in double figures for the Spurs, led by Denver native Derrick White and his 25. DeMar DeRozan added 24 points and 12 assists, but he couldn’t get his final shot to drop.
DeRozan’s sixth missed field goal ended a breakneck final 10 seconds that began when Michael Porter Jr. missed the second of two foul shots.
The Spurs scrapped for the rebound, which was momentarily loose before finding Johnson, who went coast-to-coast in attempts to tie the game.
The Spurs ended with three cracks at OT but couldn’t get the ball to drop.
It was yet…