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What we learned as Warriors win fourth straight with victory vs. Spurs

What we learned as Warriors win fourth straight with victory vs. Spurs originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

Stephen Curry scored 33 points and dished out eight assists, and the Warriors rallied to win their fourth straight on the road, beating the San Antonio Spurs 117-113 on Sunday at Frost Bank Center.

Coupled with the Houston Rockets’ loss to the Dallas Mavericks, the victory gave the Warriors (40-34) some breathing room in their race to hold onto the final NBA play-in tournament spot in the Western Conference. With eight games remaining for both teams – including a head-to-head matchup on April 4 – the Warriors have a two-game lead over the Rockets.

Draymond Green put together another stellar all-around game with 21 points, six rebounds, 11 assists, six steals and a block, finishing a team-high plus-13.

Warriors rookie Brandin Podziemski added 12 points and seven rebounds. Klay Thompson, back in the starting lineup after sitting out one game with left knee soreness, scored 13 points. Moses Moody scored 10.

Curry, as usual, played a big role in the crucial win. The two-time NBA scoring champ shot 12 of 23 and was 7 of 15 behind the arc. It marks the 10th consecutive game that Curry has knocked down at least three 3-pointers.

San Antonio (18-57) had the upper hand for most of the first half before Golden State got going in the third quarter.

The Spurs kept it close and got within 113-11 on a pair of free throws by Victor Wembanyama with 59.4 seconds remaining, capping a 9-0 run by San Antonio.

Curry missed a 3-pointer, but Green grabbed the rebound and threw it to Thompson. Thompson coolly connected for his second trey of the game that tied him with Kyle Korver for sixth place on the NBA’s all-time list.

After Wembanyama made two more free throws with 28.6 seconds left, Podziemski had a 3-pointer go in and out, but Green snagged the rebound again and was fouled. Green missed his first free-throw attempt but made the second to seal the victory.

Here are the takeaways from Sunday’s game:

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Publish date : 2024-04-01 01:34:00

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