NBA Game Summary - Golden State at San Antonio
(Wednesday, November 25th)
Final Score: San Antonio 118, Golden State 104
San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Tony Parker poured in 32 points and dished out seven assists, as the San Antonio Spurs continued their dominance over the Golden State Warriors in the Alamo City with a 118-104 victory at AT&T Center.
The Spurs have topped the Warriors 23 straight times in San Antonio and haven't lost to Golden State at home since drafting star forward Tim Duncan with the No. 1 overall pick in 1997.
Duncan has been on the floor for 22 of those victories. He had 20 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists Wednesday for the Spurs, who closed out a four-game homestand with a 3-1 mark. Roger Mason added 17 points, six rebounds, and five assists off the bench for San Antonio, which shot 51.8 percent from the field.
"It's always good to get a win the day before Thanksgiving. We stuck with it against some players who are really difficult to guard. They lead the league in scoring, but we were able to get it done," said Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.
Monta Ellis tied a career-high with 42 points for the Warriors, who haven't beat the Spurs in the Alamo City since February 14, 1997. Corey Maggette and Anthony Randolph chipped in 14 and 12 points, respectively, for Golden State, which shot 46.5 percent from the floor.
The Warriors played just six players in a victory at Dallas Tuesday, but used nine in this game.
"They're a great team. I'm not going to take that away from them. If we just look back at the game we'll see that we did it to ourselves. We made mistakes. They're a veteran team and they converted off of every mistake we made. We didn't do that. They played hard and made plays when they needed to and got the win. That's all you can say," said Ellis.
Down 78-77 late in the third, San Antonio went on a 14-2 run and never looked back. George Hill made four free throws to end the spurt and make it a 91-80 game. The Spurs led by ten heading to the fourth after Randolph made 1-of-2 from the charity stripe.
San Antonio opened the final frame with a 19-7 flurry. A long Mason jumper ended the run, giving the Spurs a 110-88 lead with 6:47 to play.
Golden State responded with 12 straight points to cut the gap to 10, but that was as close as the visitors got the rest of the way.
The Spurs, who led by as many as seven in the first quarter, took a 33-31 edge into the second.
San Antonio took a 60-58 lead into the locker room after a back-and-forth battle in the second frame.
The Warriors were without head coach Don Nelson, who did not travel with the team due to being diagnosed with pneumonia. Assistant coach Keith Smart coached the club for a second straight night...The Spurs travel to Houston on Friday, while the Warriors welcome the Lakers to town on Saturday.
11/26 01:15:21 ET