San Antonio Spurs: Takeaways From Loss Versus Golden State Warriors

By George Middleton
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On Friday night the San Antonio Spurs lost to the Golden State Warriors 110-99.

It seemed like the fans were in for closely contested nationally televised game between two terrific teams, but that didn’t happen. The Spurs led after the first quarter 29-27, but the Warriors ended the first half on a 10-2 run to lead by seven at the half.

The Warriors outscored the Spurs 27-13 in the third quarter and they never looked back.

The key in the game was definitely three-point shooting. The Warriors made 17 of 33 from downtown, while the Spurs made 6 of 19 three-pointers. Stephen Curry and Andre Igoudala hit four treys each.

Aron Baynes and Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with 12 points apiece.

Positives

-48% Field Goals

-25 Assists

-Out-rebounded Warriors 44-40

Negatives

-Allowed 110 Points

-16 Turnovers

-32% Threes

-Three-Point Shooting Defense (Warriors hit 17 of 33 Threes)

Spurs Player That Could’ve Stepped Up

February 20, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and San Antonio Spurs guard

Tony Parker

(9) fight for the loose ball during the second quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Parker struggled on Friday night, especially on the offensive end. After going for 21 points and 13 assists last night against the Clippers, it appeared that Parker was finding a groove. He surely disappointed on Friday night as he went 0 for 4 from the field and he scored 2 points. His defense wasn’t that much better, as Stephen Curry had 25 points and 11 assists.

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