Golden State's eight-game winning streak looked to be in jeopardy early in the contest against San Antonio, but the Warriors showcased just how dominant they were in an eventual 110-98 victory. The Spurs took an early 33-17 lead after the first period, but the road team was able to flip that around and outscore their opponent 37-24 in the second quarter to cut the deficit to three points. After the break, Golden State took control early and held San Antonio to just 41 points in the second half. The Warriors now own a 3.5-game lead over the Spurs for the top seed in the Western Conference.

Warriors look confident without Kevin Durant

Golden State had no trouble dispatching the Spurs after shaking off a rocky start to the contest. The Splash Brothers combined for 52 points; both Stephen Curry (25 ppg, 6.5 apg) and Klay Thompson (22.3 ppg, 3.6 rpg) hit four 3-pointers. Curry was able to drain all seven free throw attempts and he composed a positive passing ratio of 11 assists to 2 turnovers.

In general, the Warriors were able to make 13-of-26 3-point attempts and the rest of the team hit their four free throw attempts. An efficient performance from the team included Andre Iguodala (7.3 ppg, 4 rpg) coming off the bench and hitting 6-of-9 field goal attempts, finishing with 15 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds.

He's averaged 15.3 points in his last three games since coming back from his hip injury.

Spurs fizzle in final three quarters

It was an effort to forget for San Antonio, who might have seen their chances at getting the conference's top seed fade away. The team shot 41 percent from the field and couldn't do much with a 42-34 rebounding advantage.

There still was a balanced effort with four players recording 16 or more points.

Small forward Kawhi Leonard (25.9 ppg, 5.9 rpg) led the Spurs with 19 points and 7 boards, but had an equal passing ratio of five assists and turnovers. Center Pau Gasol (12.4 ppg, 7.7 rpg) recorded 18 points and 8 rebounds off the bench.

He's been stellar in the last three games, averaging 17 points in that stretch.

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