Not a whole lot went right for the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night.
They played host to a scorching hot San Antonio Spurs team and got pasted, dropping a 118-98 contest that saw Tim Duncan(notes) (15 points, 18 rebounds, 11 assists) notch his seventh career triple-double (his first regular-season Ice Cube in nearly seven years), Manu Ginobili(notes) (27 points on 8-of-13 shooting, six rebounds and five steals) continue his sterling play and five other Spurs chip in with double-figure scoring nights. The Rise of the Machines continues apace.
On the flip side, only four Dubs surpassed single digits, everyone not named Stephen Curry(notes) shot a combined 43 percent from the floor and just 2 of 12 from deep, and David Lee's(notes) second game back from his gross, incisor-inflicted elbow infection was marred by Richard Jefferson's(notes) post-alley-oop attempt to ride him like a donkey. Add in Andris Biedrins'(notes) repeated unsuccessful efforts to convince people he's from Latveria, where Doctor Doom rules with an iron fist, as opposed to Latvia, where Valdis Zatlers and Valdis Dombrovskis rule with dual Valdis wands (probably), and it was a down night.
Except for this, which was pretty great: