Instant Analysis: Warriors soar past Spurs after trailing by 19
Warriors rally back
With the same formula utilized in their last regular season game in San Antonio, the Warriors overcame a 19-point first-quarter deficit to beat the Spurs 112-92 Thursday night at AT&T Center.
Klay Thompson scored a game-high 27 points, with Kevin Durant totaling 24, Stephen Curry 21 and Draymond Green 16.
The Warriors (6-3) shot 51.8 percent from the field -- 50 percent beyond the arc -- and held San Antonio (4-4) to 35.9-percent shooting and 37 points in the second half.
Though Curry was tremendous and Durant owned the third quarter, scoring 15 points, it was Green’s energy and all-around impact that carried the Warriors for much of the night.
Green’s line: 16 points (7-of-8 shooting, including 1-of-2 from deep, 1-of-2 from the line), seven assists, five rebounds and one steal. He played 29 minutes and finished plus-14.
After methodically shrinking a 19-point first-quarter deficit to five (55-50) at the half, the Warriors opened the third quarter with a 20-8 run to pull into a 70-63 lead on a Durant jumper with 7:20 left in the quarter.
The Warriors maintained a lead throughout the fourth quarter, with the Spurs getting no closer than seven (89-82 with 8:08 remaining).
Warriors: No injuries listed. Curry tweaked his left knee in the first quarter, was re-taped and returned to the game. F Kevon Looney was a healthy inactive. C Damian Jones is on assignment with the G-League Santa Cruz Warriors.
Spurs: C Joffrey Lauvergne (R ankle sprain), F Kawhi Leonard (R quadriceps tendinopathy) and G Tony Parker (L quadriceps tendon surgery) were listed as out.
The Warriors leave Friday for Denver, where they will face the Nuggets on Saturday at Pepsi Center. Coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area begins at 5 p.m., with tipoff scheduled for 6:05.