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Golden State at San Antonio, Final Score: Aldridge’s fourth quarter propels Spurs over Warriors’ skeleton crew 89-75

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LaMarcus carried the Spurs to another win with a dominant fourth quarter.

NBA: Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

The Spurs played down the level of the depleted Warriors for most of the night, who were missing Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson. Draymond Green also left the game in the first half, and the Warriors had to depend on players like Quinn Cook and JaVale McGee to take on the Spurs. They played with more energy and poise than the Spurs for much of the game, fighting back after a slow start where the Spurs took a big lead early in the half. After an abysmal third quarter where the Silver and Black only scored 12 points, the Warriors took a lead and looked ready to take the game away, but LaMarcus Aldridge took control of the game in the fourth quarter and lifted the Spurs to a win as they outscored the Warriors 28-12 in the final 12 minutes.

Random Thoughts

  • Somehow I missed that I was on the schedule to recap the game. My bad. It’s been a tough couple of weeks.
  • The Warriors still have a lot of talent beyond the All Stars on their roster, and they played with more intensity and poise than most of the Spurs tonight. This was a poor effort for everyone wearing Silver and Black, except for LaMarcus, who once again carried the team to a win.
  • The Spurs offense was stagnant and terrible for most of the game. They’ve become a one-man team on offense, and that only works if that one player is amazing. He was tonight.
  • Dejounte Murray was pretty good and his 6 point flurry in the third accounted for half the Spurs’ points in the stanza, keeping them from falling even further behind.

This was the fourth win in a row in the six game home stand for the Spurs, with the next game against the Wizards on Wednesday night at 8:30 pm.