GALLERY: Warriors dismantle Spurs in first meeting of 2015-16
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is no stranger to Gregg Popovich and the Spurs. Kerr played four seasons for Pop in San Antonio, winning two NBA titles with them. Kerr averaged 3.7 points for the Spurs.
End of 1st: Warriors 29, Spurs 23
Steph Curry and the Warriors came out firing vs. the Spurs, but San Antonio wouldn't go away. Golden State led San Antonio 29-23 after the first quarter. Steph Curry led all scorers with 15 points, including three 3-pointers and a highlight reel behind-the-back layup. David West led the Spurs with six points.
Curry scoring 15 points in one quarter is always a plus. Actually, it's historically perfect. When either one of the Warriors' starting backcourt -- Curry and Klay Thompson -- score at least 15 points in the opening quarter, the Warriors are 12-0 this season heading into Monday's matchup.
Celebs turn out
Jay-Z was one of many celebrities to attend the much-anticipated Warriors-Spurs matchup.
Drake picks Warriors
Typically an attendee of the Kings, Drake decided to take in the Warriors and Spurs on Monday night.
Halftime: Warriors 62, Spurs 47
The Warriors took a significant lead into halftime vs. the Warriors. The whole Spurs team had 47 points after two quarters while the Warriors guards combined for 46 by themselves. Curry led all scorers with 19 and fellow Splash Brother dropped in 11, as did Shaun Livingston off the bench. West was the top scorer for the Spurs with 12.
End of 3rd: Warriors 95, Spurs 66
The Warriors didn't take their foot of the gas in the third. Stephen Curry scored 18 of his game-high 37 in the period as the Golden State extended their lead to 29 heading into the final quarter.
Final: Warriors 120, Spurs 90
In a stunning game, the Warriors handed the Spurs a 30-point loss. San Antonio's first six losses of the season were by a combined 33 points. The Warriors move to 41-4 and take a three-game lead over the Spurs in the race for the No. 1 seed in the West.