Warriors guard Klay Thompson

Thompson, Durant, Curry Lead Warriors Past Struggling Spurs

SAN ANTONIO, Sporting Alert — Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry combined to score 72 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 112-92 on Thursday night.

The Warriors (6-3), who were winning two straight and five of the last six, handed the Spurs (4-4) their fourth successive defeat, as head coach Gregg Popovich was tossed from the game late after receiving his second technical within seconds of each other.

Thompson made five 3-pointers and shot 11 of 17 from the field on his way to scoring 27 points for Golden State, while Durant had 24 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three blocks.

Curry, who picked up an ankle injury in the first half, added 21 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals for the Warriors, who shot 51.8 percent and knocked down 14 shots from 3-point range.

LaMarcus Aldridge paced San Antonio with 24 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and two blocks, while Kyle Anderson added 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

“LaMarcus was magnificent,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. “He’s been magnificent every game. His perseverance his hustle, his focus has been off the charts. He’s done a great job.”

24 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and two blocks, while Kyle Anderson added 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists from 3-pointers.

The Warriors trailed by 19 points in the first quarter and 55-50 at halftime, but rallied in the second half to win the game.

“We might as well start every game here down 20,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr said. “Other than the playoffs last year, that will be four or five straight games where that happened.

“You have to be able to match the Spurs’ intensity, especially because they’re such a good rebounding team.”

Thompson added: “Our focus (sparked the rally), especially on the defensive end, and not fouling.

“Those two things are great because when we do that, we are able to get out in transition and get easy buckets. Our focus on that side of the ball was really good.”

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