San Antonio (USA), Feb 8 (EFE) .- After defensively confusing Golden State, San Antonio guard Dejounte Murray surprised the Warriors with a triple that helped the Spurs beat 105-100 and win his third consecutive game.
Murray had a double-double of 27 points, 10 rebounds, eight steals and four blocks that left him the Spurs’ leader in all facets of the game.
The Spurs starting point guard equaled his season record in a game with five steals in the first half. His eight steals are the most in a league game this season.
Guard DeMar DeRozan also had another double-double of 21 points and 10 assists, and the Spurs consolidated their lead in the Southwest Division with a 14-10 record after winning the third consecutive game.
Murray hit a nearly eight-meter step back from the right corner with 12.6 seconds remaining that gave the Spurs a partial 101-97 lead.
But Warriors leading scorer Stephen Curry could only shake his head and scoff at kicking the ball after Murray’s shot, which ended with two 3-pointers from five attempts.
Curry responded after a timeout with his own fall triple, but DeRozan closed the game with four straight free throws.
The Warriors’ star point guard finished with 32 points and forward Kelly Oubre Jr. added 24 points for the Warriors, which did not include injured centers, rookie James Wiseman and Kevon Looney.
Power forward Draymond Green had a double-double with seven points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Warriors.
While the Mexican-American forward Juan Toscano-Anderson, who continued to start, also had a presence in the Warriors’ inside game with eight points, 11 rebounds and two assists.
The Warriors (12-12), who lost the second consecutive game, will meet the Spurs again tomorrow, Tuesday, on the same stage at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. EFE