It was a hard fight for the Warriors tonight, who are still without leading scorer Stephen Curry when they need him the most. Curry, who averages 20.5 was a game-time decision, indicating he might be back soon. The Warriors lost to the Spurs 95-88, but there were definitely some positives to take away from this match.
In the first quarter of this game, the Warriors had the upper hand behind 10 points from Klay Thompson, who kind of broke out of his shooting slump. Behind some good defense and rebounding the Warriors jumped out to an early 26-19. The Spurs, however, knew how to close out the quarter.
In the second quarter, the Warriors desperately tried to keep their lead. On a few occasions, it got very close, but the Warriors, despite it all, were able to maintain their lead. They were up 47-46 at halftime. It was looking like their 27-game losing streak in San Antonio was about to end.
In the second half, the Spurs came out really strong. They pounded the Warriors, who were playing good defense, and scored a lot inside. The Warriors were lucky to be keeping their lead. Unfortunately, they were outscored 32-26 in the third quarter. Their luck was changing, San Antonio picked up their game.
In the fourth quarter, the Warriors kept pulling closer, behind some shooting from Klay Thompson, but were never able to regain the lead. The Spurs finished it off hot, and won the game by seven.
The Warriors’ next game is against the scorching Hornets, who have won their last 6 at home. Not going to be an easy one, but then again the Warriors may have Curry back for the contest.