The Golden State Warriors were reminded of their current place in the NBA hierarchy with a vivacious but ultimately failed attempt to stop the battle-hardened San Antonio Spurs when the Texas invaders raided the Chase Center. Victory silenced.
The Warriors were led by D & # 39; Angelo Russells 30 points, but he was overwhelmed by the devastating work of Patty Mills, who dubbed the dubs with 31 three-pointers for 31 points.
This game was lost on rebounds. when San Antonio overtook dubs 51-39, including an advantage of +9 in offensive glass.
Russell got out of the gate and threw 5 of 1
Mills took command of the Spurs and began to enthusiastically punish the Warriors guards.
But the dubs were unflinching and kept up the pace while protecting the ball. They only had four turnovers in the first half as they moved the ball for 13 assists.
Russell finished half as top scorer with 19 points and 4 assists, while Mills got him on 16 with his own points. The Warriors outperformed the Spurs by 44% to 39% after two quarters, but the Spurs were still ahead with 12 free throws on the Warriors 6, doubling Golden States' output on the Charity Stripe.
Beautiful half for the experiment warrior. Steve Kerr has tested a zone using all 11 available players, including three centers and two two-way players. More high screens. D & # 39; Angelo Russell scored 19th Draymond Green scored two 3s. You defended … decently. Only track Spurs 57-55.
– Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 2, 2019
Spurs 58, Warriors 57
All good vibes were in the third, as the Spurs in the third quarter with 40 points exploded. After three quarters, the Spurs had a 21: 6 lead at the points of second chance. YIKES.
San Antonio controlled the warriors from there to achieve the final result.
It is clear that the warriors can get buckets in spurts … but can they defend themselves? Currently the answer is "No" but the season is still young and there is plenty of time left to correct mistakes.
D & # 39; Angelo Russell contests his first 30-point game as a Warrior (22 career 30-point game) with a high of 30 points and eight assists in 29 minutes.
– Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) November 2, 2019
Good first half, but we all know the days of the Warriors, who only need half to win a game standing in the rear view mirror.