Spurs withstand Warriors’ rally for 112-107 victory

San Antonio Spurs center Jakob Poeltl (25) celebrates with guard Lonnie Walker IV after the Spurs defeated the Golden State Warriors in an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) (Jeff Chiu, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Derrick White scored 25 points, Dejounte Murray had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs held off a furious rally to beat the Golden State Warriors 112-107 on Saturday night.

The Spurs closed the game with an 8-1 run to win their fourth straight.

Stephen Curry scored 27 points and Jordan Poole added 15 for Golden State, which was playing a night after snapping Phoenix’s 18-game winning streak in a matchup of the NBA’s top teams.

White hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:43 left in the game to give the Spurs a 107-106 lead.

The Warriors trailed by as many as 22 early in the second quarter and by 18 in the third.

Murray hit a 3-pointer with 8:15 left in the third that gave San Antonio an 80-62 lead.

The Warriors rallied for a 104-103 lead on Curry’s step-back 3-pointer with 2:39 left that highlighted a 21-4 run.

Lonnie Walker IV scored 21 points coming off the bench and Keldon Johnson added 15 for the Spurs.

Damion Lee scored 14 points and Draymond Green had nine points, nine assists and seven rebounds for Golden State.


The Warriors had won 11 straight home games, tied for their longest home winning streak since they won 54 straight from Jan. 3, 2015, to March 29, 2016. All 11 wins on their most recent home winning streak were by double digits.


Spurs: At Phoenix Monday night. Phoenix beat the Spurs 115-111 on Nov. 22 in the only meeting between the teams this season.

Warriors: Host Orlando Monday night. Golden State hasn’t lost to the Magic at home since Dec. 3, 2012.


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