Warriors Erase 22-Point Deficit to Beat Spurs and Build Lead in West

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Stephen Curry driving to the basket during the Golden State Warriors’ comeback win on Wednesday.

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SAN ANTONIO — Stephen Curry scored 29 points, Klay Thompson had 23 and the Golden State Warriors rallied from a 22-point deficit in the opening quarter to beat the San Antonio Spurs, 110-98, on Wednesday night for their ninth straight win.

Golden State extended its lead over San Antonio to three and a half games for the league’s best record, beating the Spurs for the first time in three meetings this season.

Kawhi Leonard had 19 points and five assists for San Antonio. Leonard shot 7 for 20 from the field while being guarded by a rotation of defenders.

The Spurs had a five-game winning streak halted in inglorious fashion. San Antonio got off to its best start of the season two days after dismantling Cleveland in a 29-point victory. The Spurs raced to a 33-17 lead in the opening quarter against the Warriors, matching their largest lead of the season after the first quarter.

Andre Iguodala’s 20-foot fadeaway jumper off one leg in the final seconds of the opening period kept the Warriors from matching a season-low for points in a first quarter.

Iguodala finished with 14 points.

Golden State rallied from that horrendous start, overcoming a 22-point deficit in the first quarter and taking its first lead at 59-57 on Thompson’s 3-pointer 1 minute 20 seconds into the second half.

The Warriors outscored the Spurs 93-65 after the first quarter.

Golden State finished 13 for 26 on 3-pointers after shooting 2 of 5 on 3-pointers in the first quarter. San Antonio had 14 turnovers in the final three quarters.

Warriors forward David West, who was met with a chorus of boos upon entering the game, finished with 15 points. West signed with Golden State in the offseason after playing for San…

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