Golden State Warriors Falter, Lose to San Antonio Spurs

December 19, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; San Antonio Spurs point guard Patty Mills (8) celebrates after the game against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Spurs defeated the Warriors 104-102. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday night, the short-handed San Antonio Spurs handed the Golden State Warriors a loss with a tip-in, courtesy of Tiago Splitter. That’s right, the Warriors, at home, couldn’t defeat a Spurs team that was playing without Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobli. In a scrambling last couple of minutes, the Warriors failed to secure the rebound, and Splitter tapped in a miss to give the Spurs the win 104-102.

Stephen Curry’s one-handed, contested 3-point shot was thrown over the backboard, the Spurs had secured the win. They continue their hot road performance and are now 21-5, while the Warriors drop to a dismal 14-13, still one game over .500.

Tonight, the Warriors outperformed the Spurs in nearly every category, but in the end, they were outscored in 3-pointers (shocker), and also in second-chance points, which have hurt the Warriors as of late. Curry finished with 30 points and 15 assists. David Lee scored 32 points to go with 13 rebounds, and Andrew Bogut scored 8 points to go with a whopping 18 rebounds.

Marco Belinelli, however, stole the show with 28 points in 29 minutes. Talk about efficient playing! Other than that, no one really had any type of special night. The Warriors’ big players game through, but the other ones weren’t doing much and it costed them a victory that would have built up some morale. Instead, they look to go right back at it when they play the Los Angeles Lakers.

Topics: Golden State Warriors, NBA

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