Warriors Defeat Spurs In Possible Western Conference Finals Preview

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The Golden State Warriors (61-14) rallied from a 22-point deficit to knock off the San Antonio Spurs (57-17) on the Spurs’ home floor at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, by a score of 110-98. The two teams are in a battle for the #1 seed in the Western Conference with the best two records in the NBA, just like last season.

The Warriors now have a 3.5-game lead over the Spurs in the standings with seven regular season games left for the Warriors and eight to go for the Spurs. The Spurs won the other two matchups with the Warriors this season, so they would have the standings tiebreaker. The Warriors are now on a 9-game winning streak, while the Spurs’ 5-game winning streak is now broken.

The win was the Warriors’ 30th road win of the season, giving them 92 regular season road victories over the past three seasons, the most in NBA history in any three-season span. They won 28 regular season road games in the 2014-2015 season and 34 regular season road games in the 2015-2016 season.

Warriors’ point guard Stephen Curry led all scorers with 29 points in the victory. He also grabbed 3 rebounds, dished out a game-high 11 assists, and had 1 steal. He shot 9 for 20 from the field (45.0%), 4 for 8 from 3-point range (50.0%), and 7 for 7 from the free throw line (100.0%).

The Warriors are back in action on Friday, March 31st, 2017, at home at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California to take on the Houston Rockets at 10:30 PM EDT. The Spurs are back in action on Friday, March 31st, 2017, as well. They will hit the road to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at 8:00 PM EDT.


-Asher Fair