Aldridge leads Spurs past short-handed Warriors
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[November 19, 2018]
LaMarcus Aldridge poured in 24
points and grabbed 18 rebounds, and DeMar DeRozan added 20 points,
including five in the final three minutes, as the San Antonio Spurs
defeated the visiting Golden State Warriors 104-92 on Sunday.
San Antonio led just 91-90 after a 3-pointer by Klay Thompson with
3:38 to play before the Spurs forged a 6-0 run off a basket by
DeRozan, a baseline jumper from Aldridge -- who followed with a huge
blocked shot on the other end -- and two free throws from DeRozan
that all but finished off the defending NBA champs.
Rudy Gay added 19 points, 15 of them in the first half, for the
Spurs, who snapped a three-game losing streak and won for just the
second time in seven outings. Marco Belinelli and Bryn Forbes scored
12 and 10 points, respectively, for San Antonio.
Kevin Durant led all scorers with 26 points while Thompson added 25
and Quinn Cook tallied 16 for Golden State.
Durant also grabbed 10 rebounds, as did teammate Jonas Jerebko. The
loss was the third straight, all in Texas, for Golden State, who
were without Stephen Curry (groin) and Draymond Green (toe).
San Antonio jumped in front in the early going and led 33-27 after
the end of the first 12 minutes as Gay reeled off 12 points in the
The Warriors surged back in the midst of the second quarter and led
briefly, 38-37, after layup by Thompson at the 7:30 mark and again
at 46-45 on a pair of free throws by Andre Iguodala about four
minutes later. San Antonio then reeled off 11 of the period's final
13 points to garner a 56-48 advantage at intermission.
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Spurs small forward Rudy Gay (22) dunks the ball over Golden State
Warriors center Damian Jones (15) during the first half at AT&T
Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
San Antonio built its lead to 74-56 on Aldridge's jumper with 4:46
to play in the third quarter before Durant and Cook scored seven
points each during a 14-5 run that brought the Warriors to within
79-70 heading into the final period.
The Spurs have a quick turnaround, playing the second game of a
home-road back-to-back Monday at New Orleans. Golden State heads
back to the Bay Area for the opener of a four-game homestand
Wednesday vs. Oklahoma City.
--Field Level Media
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