Thompson leads Warriors home
The Golden State Warriors overcame a slow start to the game to defeat the San Antonio Spurs 122-105 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.
Klay Thompson led the way for the hosts with 25 points on 10-of-14 from the floor including 5-of-6 from long range. All five Golden State starters were in double figures with Draymond Green registering a double-double with 17 points and 11 assists falling two rebounds short of a triple-double.
The Warriors, 2/7 to win the NBA Championship, lead the Los Angeles Clippers by 14 games in the Pacific Division and are well on their way to a fourth consecutive Division crown.
Saturday's victory was the second in a row for Golden State after defeating the Dallas Mavericks last time out. At 43-13 the Warriors are effectively just going through the motions until the post-season as they attempt to win their third NBA title in four years.
Golden State, the Houston Rockets and the Spurs are clearly the top three teams in the Western Conference and it remains to be seen whether the Warriors will match up with San Antonio in the post-season.
On Monday Golden State conclude their home stand with a visit from the Phoenix Suns. Phoenix have lost five in a row after falling at home to the Denver Nuggets on Saturday. TJ Warren had 31 points for the Suns and rookie Josh Jackson continues to impress with 20 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four blocks. Phoenix could have to up three first-rounds picks in the upcoming draft and, given the overall depth anticipated, the Suns could help their rebuilding in a hurry.
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