|Date of game: 11/11/2014
Recap: Golden State vs. San Antonio
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Tony Parker poured in 28 points with seven assists to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 113-100 win over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday.
Kawhi Leonard finished with 19 points and six rebounds, Tim Duncan went for 12 points and 13 boards and Manu Ginobili added 17 points off the bench for the Spurs, who have won 25 of their last 29 against Golden State.
"We started the season a little bit slow, but we just had a great back-to- back," Parker said. "Hopefully we get in a rhythm and get everyone back."
In addition, Duncan became the 11th player in NBA history to record 14,000 rebounds. He is eight points shy of 25,000 for his career.
Klay Thompson led all scorers with 29 points, while Harrison Barnes netted 22 and Steph Curry deposited 16 points with six rebounds and five assists in the setback.
"Our effort was all right tonight, but we just couldn't make plays to close the gap when we had the opportunity," said Curry. "They made a lot of big plays and some clutch shots."
Golden State, which allowed San Antonio to score 21 points off 20 turnovers, has dropped two straight following a five-game winning streak to open the season.
The Spurs brought a six-point advantage into the locker room at half and that margin quickly grew to double digits early in the third. Matt Bonner knocked down a 3-pointer just over a minute into the quarter that started a 14-5 run for a 66-54 lead.
Ginobili hit a trey late in the frame that staked the Spurs to a 14-point edge, but Leandro Barbosa closed the quarter with a layup to make it an 82-70 spread entering the fourth.
Every time the Warriors cut into the deficit, San Antonio had an answer.
Marreese Speights converted a runner with just over nine minutes left in the game that helped the hosts close to within 86-79. However, Duncan responded with a layup and the Spurs maintained their distance.
Later, Duncan fouled Thompson shooting a 3, and the sharpshooter nailed all the ensuing free throws to reduce the margin to 99-91. Following a turnover by Thompson, Leonard buried a 3-ball that essentially sealed it with just under three minutes to play.
Ginobili's jumper at the end of the first gave the visitors a 29-26 edge, then Duncan's jumper just before half helped them to a 50-44 lead.Game Notes
Curry went 0-for-7 from 3-point range, which snapped a streak of 75 straight
games with a 3-pointer ... Golden State shot 38-for-70 from the floor,
while the Spurs made 46-of-93 shots ... San Antonio had a 48-28 edge in the
paint ... There were nine lead changes and 12 ties ... Cory Joseph scored
11 points off the bench for the Spurs.