SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs closed out 2019 and the decade with a 117-113 victory over the Golden State Warriors (9-26) at the AT&T Center on Tuesday night.
The victory is the second straight for San Antonio, who have won four of their last six games.
DeMar DeRozan has been aggressive the past few weeks and really stepped up his game in the fourth quarter to help San Antonio get the win. He scored 10 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, including a jumper to put the Spurs up two with 17.5 seconds left.
Surprisingly, the Spurs would need overtime to close the game out. Dejounte Murray came up huge in the extra period, scoring seven of his 15 points in the extra five minutes. He had a key steal and a big three. LaMarcus Aldridge added 17 points and 12 rebounds, while Bryn Forbes connected on four of his seven shots from 3-point range.
Patty Mills continued his solid season with 18 points and going 5-of-11 from 3-point land. Overall, the Spurs went 14-of-31 from beyond the arc with Golden State hitting 12 from downtown.
The depleted Warriors were already missing stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson coming into the game. Tuesday night they were without D’Angelo Russell and Willie Cauley-Stein.
Alec Burks had 28 points and Glenn Robinson III added 25 for Golden State, who held two different 10 point leads in the game. Draymond Green had 10 points.
The Spurs are now 14-18 on the season and will return to the court on Thursday when they open the new decade by facing off with the Oklahoma City Thunder (18-15) at 7:30 p.m. at the AT&T Center.