Spurs open up 22-point lead but fall to Warriors, 110-98
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 09, 2017,
Apr 09, 2017, 18:13
San Antonio got off to its best start of the season two days after dismantling Cleveland in a 29-point victory. West signed with Golden State in the offseason after playing for San Antonio last season on a discounted contract.
The Golden State Warriors have provided an update on the condition of Kevin Durant, who suffered a knee injury against the Wizards in February.
The last time these two teams met a few weeks ago, the Warriors benched all their starters against the Spurs. The reigning two-time NBA MVP then rediscovered his sharpshooting form and has led Golden State's successful run. They buckled down defensively and made an incredible comeback in a tough environment against a great team on the second night of a back-to-back. "At this point of the season, you are what you are", said Popovich, via ESPN. "We just play the games and in every one there's some good and some there's some bad". We'll watch the film and go over what we think we could have done better. "At this point of the season, you are what you are".
On Friday, the Warriors extended their post-rest winning streak to 10 games with a 107-98 victory over the Rockets at Oracle Arena. Stephen Curry is averaging 25 points and 6.6 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 22.3 points and 3.6 rebounds. Andre Iguodala and David West sparked the Warriors' bench to score 15 and 14, respectively.
But Curry and Klay Thompson led a magnificent team effort to haul the Warriors back into contention in the second quarter, gradually chipping away at San Antonio's lead to close within three points at halftime.
Steph Curry, in particular, appeared to find it initially hard to return to playing without Durant, hitting just 18 of 65 three-point attempts during that losing skid. The Golden State Warriors have won five straight home games. After initially struggling to win without Durant, Golden State has reclaimed its dominating form and is rolling toward the postseason.
With Curry leading the way and the lack of defense played by the Houston Rockets, Golden State held on for their 60th win of the season.
"Missed a little bit on our defensive assignments, lack of communication, awareness some times and they made us pay for it", Gasol said.
It's safe to say that not many other coaches have had the success Kerr has experienced to start his coaching career. Golden State also became just the sixth team in league history to win 60 regular-season games in three straight seasons.