It didn’t start pretty, but the Warriors’ 110-98 triumph in San Antonio on Wednesday was perhaps the team’s most satisfying victory of the season.
Playing on the back end of a back-to-back, the Dubs spotted the Spurs a 22-point lead in the opening quarter, but made a game of it by halftime, took the lead in the third quarter and wound up with a 12-point win over an elite team on their home court that has given the Dubs nightmares through the years.
Stephen Curry led the way with 29 points and 11 assists – his fourth straight double-double – while David West turned in a huge performance off the bench as the Dubs increased their lead atop the West to 3.5 games over the Spurs with seven games left in the season.
The Dubs were 1-for-11 from the field with six turnovers through the first minutes of the game and at one point trailed 29-7 before they began their largest comeback of the season. Andre Iguodala knocked down a buzzer-beating jumper to end the first quarter with a 16-point deficit, and the Dubs continued to chip away in the second period.
Klay Thompson went scoreless in the opening period and got it going with 11 of his 23 points in the second quarter. Thompson played a key role in a 16-2 run that tied the game at 45-45, but the Spurs then rallied for seven straight points and took a 57-54 lead into halftime.
Wednesday Matches Results
Atlanta Hawks 99:92 Philadephia 76cers
Oklahoma City Thunders 114:106 Orlando Magic
Charlotte Hornets 110:106 Toronto Raptors
Miami Heat 105:88 New York Knicks
Milwaukee Bucks 103:100 Boston Celtics
Dallas Mavericks 118:121 New Orleans Pelicans
Indiana Pacers 97:110 Memphis Grizzlies
Golden State Warriors 110:98 San Antonio Spurs
Utah Jazz 112:82 Sacramento Kings
Washington Wizards 124:133 Los Angeles Clippers