Last night, the San Antonio Spurs did what seems like an impossible task to many. After beating the Los Angeles Clippers the night before, the Spurs took another one on the road, this time against the explosive Golden State Warriors. Below are some takeaways from the terrific game.
-Tony Parker was Spectacular
It is simple Tony Parker outplayed MVP candidate Stephen Curry. Parker went for 28 points (11-17 fg, 2-2 threes) and 7 assists. He played good defense on Curry in stretches, as Curry finished with a season low 16 points (7-18 fg). The Spurs also ended Curry’s streak of 75 straight games with a three point make.
-Terrific Bench Play
The San Antonio Spurs bench was terrific as they combined for 40 points, doubling up the Warriors 20 bench points. Manu Ginobili had one of his better games of the season, as he went for 17 points and 5 assists. Cory Joseph had 11 points and 4 assists, also playing good defense on Curry. Boris Diaw contributed with 8 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists.
-Another Big Game For Kawhi Leonard
After having one of the best games of his career against the Clippers, the night before (26 points and 10 rebounds), Leonard performed well once again. He went for 19 points (7-11 fg) and 6 rebounds. Leonard played terrific defense and didn’t commit a single turnover.
The San Antonio Spurs finished the contest with 28 assists and 8 turnovers. The Spurs had four players that finished with at least 4 assists. Parker led the team with 7 assists and only committed one turnover.