Warriors Pull Away from Spurs

OAKLAND, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors shoots against the Dallas Mavericks during an NBA basketball game at ORACLE Arena on February 8, 2018 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Golden State trailed San Antonio by 10 points after one quarter and they struggled to defend, but the Warriors outscored the Spurs 95-68 in the final three quarters to win 122-105. Klay Thompson led the Warriors in scoring with 25 points and he knocked down five three-pointers. Steph Curry (8 assists and 2 steals) and Draymond Green (8 rebounds 11 assists) each scored 17 points. Kevin Durant only scored 10 points, but he grabbed six rebounds and six assists and also had two steals.

David West scored 13 points off the bench for Golden State. Golden State’s bench contributed to the 41 out of the 122 points scored. Kyle Anderson and LaMarcus Aldridge each scored 20 points and recorded four assists for the Spurs. Davis Bertans scored 10 points, grabbed five rebounds, and recorded four assists for San Antonio.

Derrick White scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds off the bench for the Spurs. Manu Ginobili scored 13 points and recorded six assists off the bench. The Spurs bench contributed to 44 points out of the 105 scored in the game. DeJounte Murray (sprained ankle), Tony Parker (back tightness) ,Rudy Gay (right heel bursitis), and Kawhi Leonard (quad) didn’t play for the Spurs.

San Antonio had the best defensive unit heading into the game when it comes to points allowed. Golden State had the offensive unit heading into the game when it comes to points scored. The Spurs and the Warriors will play each other two more times this season.

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