Jordan Poole scored a season-high 36 points, including 19 in a dominant first half, as the Golden State Warriors cruised to a 132-95 victory over the visiting San Antonio Spurs on Monday in San Francisco.
The game was the second at home for the Warriors, who lost in Sacramento on Sunday. Golden State has won three of its last four games while the Spurs have lost six of their last seven.
The Warriors led by 16 points at halftime and ran away from San Antonio in the third quarter, scoring their first 15 points of the season en route to a 99-68 advantage.
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Stephen Curry added 16 points for Golden State in three quarters of play, Anthony Lamb scored 17, Jonathan Kuminga scored 15, Moses Moody scored 11 and Andrew Wiggins 10.
Keldon Johnson led the Spurs with 15 points, while Keita Bates-Diop and Jeremy Sochan each scored 12, Josh Richardson scored 10 and Jakob Poeltl had 10 rebounds for San Antonio.
The Spurs were without starter Tre Jones, who was out with a stomach bug, while Golden State’s Klay Thompson missed the game to rest, as has been the Warriors’ practice with him on the second quarterback night this season.
The Warriors started the game with a bang, scoring 14 of the first 18 points before settling for a 33-26 lead after one quarter. San Antonio never got closer than four points the rest of the way. Curry scored seven points in the second quarter, including a 3-pointer with 30.8 seconds left to help the Warriors take a 61-45 lead into the break.
In addition to Poole’s 19 points at halftime, Curry had 10. Golden State hit 11 3-pointers in the first 24 minutes and outscored the Spurs 33-12 from beyond the arc.
Nine players scored for San Antonio in the first half, led by seven points from Bates-Diop, as the Spurs were held to their lowest first-half scoring this season.
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