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3-point outburst boosts Warriors over Spurs


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3-point outburst boosts Warriors over Spurs

HOT. Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacts after a foul is called against the Spurs during the fourth quarter.

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The Splash Brothers of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson team up with Jordan Poole in unleashing 20 three-pointers to rally the Warriors past the Spurs

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Jordan Poole combined for 20 three-pointers and 91 points as the Golden State Warriors rallied to beat the San Antonio Spurs, 130-115, on Friday, March 31 (Saturday, April 1, Manila time) in San Francisco.

Curry finished with a game-high 33 points, Thompson had 31, and Poole scored 27 for the Warriors (41-37), who used a fifth win in their last six games to move into a tie with the Los Angeles Clippers for the fifth playoff position in the Western Conference with just four games to go.

Keldon Johnson had a team-high 22 points and Malaki Branham put up 19 for the Spurs (19-58), who lost their sixth in a row, but not before leading by as many as nine points and holding an 88-87 edge through three quarters.

The Warriors took charge with a 11-2 spurt to open the fourth, with Curry burying a pair of three-pointers and Poole hitting one to open a 98-90 advantage.

San Antonio never got closer than four points again.

Curry shot 7-for-11 from three-point range, Thompson 7-for-14, and Poole 6-for-13 – the second time this season Golden State has had three or more players with six or more threes in a game. Other than the Warriors, only the Cleveland Cavaliers, who did it once, have accomplished the feat this season.

The Warriors finished 21-for-49 from beyond the arc, outscoring the Spurs, 63-45, from long distance.

Curry (11-for-21), Thompson (11-for-18), and Poole (8-for-17) also shot well from the field overall, helping Golden State connect at a 50.5% clip en route to sweeping the three-game season series.

Jonathan Kuminga chipped in 17 points for the Warriors. Draymond Green had a game-high 11 assists and Kevon Looney pulled down a team-high 9 rebounds, helping Golden State improve to 32-8 at home this season.

Keita Bates-Diop and Gorgui Dieng scored 14 points apiece for the Spurs, while Sandro Mamukelashvili had 13 and Tre Jones 10 to go with a team-high 6 assists.

Mamukelashvili also found time for a game-high 11 rebounds, 7 on the offensive end, to complete his second career double-double. –

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