NBA Game Summary - San Antonio at Golden State
(Monday, April 13th)
Final Score: San Antonio 101, Golden State 72
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Drew Gooden finished with 20 points and 15 rebounds, as the San Antonio Spurs routed the Golden State Warriors, 101-72, one night after winning on a controversial play.
The Spurs notched a 95-92 win over Sacramento on Sunday, but only after Michael Finley drained a three-pointer with 1.3 seconds left. Replays showed the ball left his hands after the shot clock expired, but the basket stood as the play could not be reviewed.
San Antonio won by a more comfortable margin Monday to stay in the thick of the playoff race. The Spurs remained tied with Houston, which beat New Orleans earlier Monday, atop the Southwest Division standings. Additionally, those two teams, along with Portland -- which beat Oklahoma City on Monday -- remained in a three-way tie for the third spot in the Western Conference with 53-28 records.
Tim Duncan, who sat out Sunday's contest with sore knees, returned to post 16 points and 13 boards for San Antonio. Tony Parker added 17 points as the Spurs won their third in a row.
San Antonio ends its season Wednesday with a home game against New Orleans.
"It was very important for us to come out here and take care of our business tonight," Gooden said. "We plan on coming out here and winning these two games, and we got the job done."
Anthony Randolph had career highs of 24 points and 16 rebounds to pace Golden State, which has lost three of four and wraps up its season Wednesday at Phoenix. C.J. Watson scored 18 points in the loss.
"I just wanted to come out here and leave everything on the floor and build on the momentum and take it into next season," Randolph said.
Roger Mason's three-pointer capped the first quarter scoring to give San Antonio a 29-24 lead, and the Spurs pulled away in the second.
A Randolph basket got the Warriors within six, but the Spurs responded with a 12-1 run. Duncan had the first five points and Gooden ended it with a bucket for a 50-33 advantage.
The Spurs led 57-38 at halftime.
San Antonio stretched its lead into the 30s in the third quarter with an eight-point burst. Ime Udoka's free throw capped the burst for a 73-42 lead, and the Spurs went into the fourth ahead 81-51. San Antonio cruised to the win from there.
San Antonio finished the season with a 26-15 road record, while the Warriors ended with a 21-20 home mark...The Spurs swept the four-game season series with Golden State...San Antonio had a season-high 59 rebounds...Mason finished with 14 points.
04/14 01:53:02 ET