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What We Learned from the Spurs win over the Warriors

The Silver and Black give the gift of winning as the holiday season comes to a close.

NBA: Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Spurs brought in the new year in dramatic fashion, needing an extra period to put away the banged-up Golden State Warriors. San Antonio kicked off December with an NBA record four consecutive overtime games, and they ended the month how they started it.

Golden State came into the matchup without three of their four All-Stars, but Draymond Green did his best to direct traffic minus Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and D’Angelo Russell. The Warriors’ point forward played his patented brand of hard-nosed defense and fell one assist shy of his third triple-double of the season.

Although the Dubs led for most of the contest, a strong defensive stand in the third quarter erased a ten-point deficit and gave the good guys their first lead since the opening moments of the game. The Silver and Black went on to surrender the lead in the final frame but made up for it by exploding for 17 points in overtime and inching closer towards a winning record.