Tiago Splitter recorded his fifth double-double this season, scoring 17 points and registering 14 rebounds, to help the San Antonio Spurs defeat the Golden State Warriors, 99-90. This is the 13th win in a row for San Antonio (53-16). The streak began with a 120-110 victory over Detroit on February 26th.
Splitter finished 6-10, in an efficient offensive performance. Other key performers for San Antonio were Tony Parker with 20 points and 5 assists, Danny Green with 18 points and 6 rebounds, and Kawhi Leonard with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Despite the loss, Stephen Curry scored 20 points for Golden State on 5-13 shooting (1-4 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 9-9 from the free throw line. David Lee chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds.
The Warriors posted an eFG% of just 42.2%, including 20.0% from 3-point range. This year, they are winless (0-4) when they record marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Spurs are undefeated (13-0) when holding their opponents to such low percentages.
This defeat means an end to a three-game winning streak for Golden State, pushing their record to 44-27 for the year.
Coming up next, the Spurs battle the Philadelphia 76ers, who are 15-55 on the year. The Warriors go up against the Memphis Grizzlies, currently 41-28 this season. The Spurs are 1-0 versus Philadelphia this season. The Warriors have come up empty in two of their last three games against Memphis.