The Golden State Warriors took on the Kawhi Leonard-less San Antonio Spurs Thursday night on the road and overcame a 19-point deficit to win their second straight game in stellar fashion in front of a national TV audience.
Not only did the Warriors erase the Spurs’ 19-point lead in the blink of an eye, but they wound up thumping San Antonio, 112-92, to improve to 6-3 on the young season.
Sharpshooter Klay Thompson led the way with 27 points while his backcourt mate Stephen Curry wasn’t far behind, as the two-time MVP registered 21 points.
Kevin Durant, after starting 0-for-6, finished with 24 points, eight rebounds and five assists, rebounding nicely from his slow start.
Warriors do-it-all swingman Draymond Green was his usual productive self, posting 16 points, five rebounds and seven assists.
Golden State’s Big Four were the only members of the team to score in double-figures.
For the Spurs, the loss was their fourth in a row, putting them at 4-4. LaMarcus Aldridge paced San Antonio with 24 points but only shot 8-of-22 from the floor.
Kyle Anderson recorded 16 points and veteran big man Pau Gasol chipped in 11.
Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was ejected in the fourth quarter after yelling at an official.
The Warriors will look to make it three in a row when they take on the Denver Nuggets on Saturday. The Spurs, meanwhile, host the Charlotte Hornets tomorrow night.