Rookie James Wiseman used 7 dunks as a foundation for a season-best 20 points and Stephen Curry added a game-high 26 Wednesday night, January 20 (Thursday, January 21, Philippine time) as the Golden State Warriors ran away from the visiting San Antonio Spurs, 121-99, in San Francisco.
Riding the momentum of a win in Los Angeles over the defending champion Lakers on Monday, the Warriors led by as many as 22 points in the first half before ending a three-game losing streak against the Spurs.
Dejounte Murray had 22 points to pace San Antonio, which was completing a two-game trip that had begun with a win at Portland.
The Warriors wasted no time taking control, scoring 9 of the game’s first 11 points en route to as much as a 17-point lead in the 1st quarter. Curry hit a pair of three-pointers in the early burst, one that he turned into a four-point play after being fouled by Murray.
The Spurs were down just 5 after two DeMar DeRozan free throws with 5:33 remaining in the half before Golden State regained their previous form. The Warriors ran off 16 straight points, Wiseman contributing 3 dunks, to pull away into a 59-38 advantage.
Down 64-45 at the break, the Spurs got no closer than 12 in the second half.
Wiseman, who played only a season-low 13 minutes against the Lakers because of foul trouble, shot 8-for-11 en route to his season-best total. His previous high had been 19 in the opener at Brooklyn.
Six of Wiseman’s 7 dunks were assisted, with Andrew Wiggins getting 3, Draymond Green 2 and Curry 1.
Curry had 4 three-pointers to account for almost half of his point total. Golden State outscored San Antonio 45-12 from beyond the arc.
Curry also found time for game-highs in rebounds (11) and assists (7).
Wiggins chipped in with 3 triples on an 18-point night, while Kelly Oubre Jr added 16 points and 9 rebounds.
DeRozan (15 points), Keldon Johnson (12), Rudy Gay (11) and Jakob Poeltl (10) also scored in double figures for the Spurs, who were outshot 50.5% to 37.2.
Gay led all San Antonio rebounders with 9. – Rappler.com