NBA wrap: Warriors break out of 'tough patch' in impressive win against Spurs

Klay Thompson (Getty Photographs)

The Warriors’ “tough patch” appears to be in their rearview mirror now.

Enjoying at residence Saturday night time, the Warriors rolled to a simple 122-a hundred and five victory over the Spurs.

Golden State (forty three-thirteen) got here into the sport having misplaced three of 5 video games, which in the Bay Space in current years is trigger for minor panic. After an unsightly one hundred twenty five-a hundred and five loss to the Thunder Tuesday, coach Steve Kerr admitted, “I imply, it occurs. The season is so lengthy and arduous and occurs to everyone and also you undergo a tough patch. And we’re in a tough patch. However we’ll be effective, we’ll get out of it.”

The Warriors beat the Mavericks Thursday night time, however then once more, most groups have crushed the Mavs (18-38) this yr. The Spurs provided a harder problem to see if the Warriors had gotten by way of their tough patch.

The Dubs did not look nice to start out, trailing the Spurs by 12 late in the primary half. However they outscored the Spurs by 29 factors the remaining of the best way to sail to the straightforward win. 

Stating the apparent right here, however the Warriors have so many choices, even when one or two of their stars have a sluggish night time they can nonetheless excel. Saturday,  Kevin Durant had a quiet recreation with 10 factors, however Klay Thompson had 25, and Stephen Curry and Draymond Inexperienced added 17. Transfer to close down the three, they will punch the ball inside. Shut down Curry on the drive … nicely, Inexperienced will do that:

Kerr and Warriors followers needed to like what they noticed against the Spurs.

Stud of the Night time

Anthony Davis put up forty four factors and 17 rebounds in the Pelicans’ 138-128 double OT win over the Nets. Kudos to his teammate, Rajon Rondo, who had a triple-double (25 factors, 12 assists, 10 rebounds) in the sport.

Dud of the Night time

The Clippers visited the 76ers Saturday night time, however left their lengthy-distance recreation at residence. Nicely, tremendous sub Lou Williams (four-of-10 from three-level vary) was positive, however the starters mixed to shoot four-of-22 from behind the arc in a 112-ninety eight loss to the 76ers.


Tomas Satoransky throws down a dunk on the quick break, two of his profession-excessive 25 factors. The Wizards ahead, who entered the night time averaging 5.6 factors per recreation, added six assists. He is been seeing additional courtroom time in John Wall’s absence.

What’s Subsequent 

Cavaliers (32-22) at Celtics (forty-17) three:30 p.m. ET — The Celtics have been quiet on the current commerce deadline, however the Cavaliers simply pulled off an excessive makeover of their roster in a bid to shake off their current funk. It is going to be enjoyable to see how all the brand new items match round LeBron James and Kevin Love.