SAN ANTONIO — The Spurs went for the knockout of the Golden State Warriors within the first spherical. They threw haymaker after haymaker in producing a 19-point opening quarter benefit.
The downside was the Warriors executed their model of the rope-a-dope and ended up outscoring the opponent 88-59 within the final three quarters.
Golden State (6-Three) is now 2-Zero on this Three-game street journey following a 112-92 win Thursday night at AT&T Center.
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Klay Thompson knocked down 5 triples on his strategy to a game-high 27 factors. Kevin Durant recorded 24 factors, eight rebounds and 5 badists. Stephen Curry went for 21 factors with eight boards and three pictures from past the arc.
San Antonio (Four-Four) has dropped its final 4 video games.
The Warriors initially appeared caught off guard by the Spurs’ aggression stage and scrappiness. While the deficit climbed, frustration mounted as Draymond Green and Zaza Pachulia had been seen in a miniature argument relating to a missed go.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr even picked up a first-half technical. In the primary, Danny Green drove previous Curry and posterized Durant with a vicious one-handed slam. The crowd went loopy. It appeared like it will be the Spurs’ night time.
However, the sport modified for the street group on the defensive finish.
Once the Warriors secured stops, they had been off to the races. The slow-footed, aged frontline of the Spurs could not sustain because the Warriors dominated the fastbreak stat line, 24-7. After capturing 48 % within the first, the Spurs dropped to 39 % on the finish of 48 minutes.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was tossed from the sport with underneath 5 minutes left to play after receiving back-to-back technical fouls inside seconds of one another. San Antonio was down 12 at that time.
LaMarcus Aldridge led the Spurs with 24 factors and 10 rebounds.
Curry suffered a left-knee tweak within the first quarter. He continued on, enjoying all 12 opening-quarter minutes. He retreated to the locker room for therapy to get taped up and rejoined the group on the bench 5 minutes into the second.
This was the Warriors’ 16th win when trailing by 15 or extra factors within the final 4 seasons. They’re tied with the Toronto Raptors for essentially the most such wins.