The Golden State Warriors without Steph Curry fall to the San Antonio Spurs. The game was tight and went down to the last second. With multiple controversial calls against the Warriors, the win eventually went to the Spurs. The final score was 110-108, the winning bucket was made by Keldon Johnson of the Spurs off a free throw miss from Jakob Poeltl.
The Golden State Warriors were led by Jordan Poole and Klay Thompson who had 28 points and 25 points respectively. What hurts the Warriors was the fact that they only had 2 other players in double digits. On top of that, Draymond Green got ejected in the 3rd quarter. While the Warriors continued to fight back, the offensive foul called on Kevon Looney, in the end, allowed the Spurs to win the game.
The Spurs on the other hand played as a unit. They do not have a true superstar even though Dejounte Murray has been ascending. The Spurs had 6 players in double digits and were led by Josh Richardson’s 25 points. Dejounte Murray had 19 points, 8 assists, and 6 rebounds in the game. Keldon Johnson who hit the game-winning shot had 14 points, 5 assists, and 7 rebounds. Devin Vassell, Joshua Primo, and Zach Collins were the 3 other players in double digits against the Warriors.
The win brings the Spurs to within 3 games of the Lakers for an opportunity to be in the Play-In games. With the Lakers struggling this season, the New Orleans Pelicans led by CJ McCollum have become the 9 seed pushing the Lakers to the 10th spot. The Spurs could get that spot if they continue to win games. The Warriors on the other hand find themselves in danger of falling from the 3 seed.
While they do have a championship DNA and home court would not matter as much to them as to other teams, it is still a huge advantage that will be lost if the Warriors cannot hold the 3 seed. Hopefully, Steph gets back soon and the Warriors can make a championship run this postseason.