Tim Duncan picked up rebound number 14,000 in his regular season career and the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Golden State Warriors 113-100 in Oakland.
The Spurs played strong against the Warriors, winning each quarter. San Antonio picked up its second straight victory as a result and improved to 2-0 during their four game Pacific Division road trip.
The Spurs started out the game exactly like they wanted to tonight, making buckets and coming out to an early 29-26 lead after the first quarter, something San Antonio has not really done to start the season.
The Spurs also controlled the ball well for a second straight game, only committing eight turnovers.
Tony Parker starred for the Spurs after having an off 3-of-13 shooting night in Los Angeles against the Clippers yesterday. Parker finished the game with 28 points and seven assists, also shutting down Stephen Curry in the process.
The Curry-Parker matchup was key for San Antonio to win tonight and they executed their strategy perfectly, forcing Curry into an 0-of-7 shooting night from three.
Kawhi Leonard also played well for the Spurs again, scoring 19 points and adding six rebounds. The most famous man of the night, however, was Tim Duncan with rebound number 14,000, the 11th player in NBA history to do so. Duncan didn’t skimp out on his performance either tonight, putting in 12 points and 13 rebounds.
The Warriors were led offensively by Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes. Thompson finished with 29 points on 5-of-6 shooting from three while Barnes finished with 22 points and eight rebounds.
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Golden State may have lost but they did shoot well from the field, finishing with a 54.3% field goal percentage compared to the San Antonio’s 49.5%.
The loss gave the Warriors their second straight after starting out a perfect 5-0 while the Spurs improved to 4-3.
Next up for the San Antonio Spurs it’s back to Los Angeles, this time to play a struggling Lakers team.
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