Stephen Curry was on fire against the San Antonio Spurs on Monday. Golden State Warriors made history by moving up to 41-4 start, a record held by the Chicago Bulls of 1995-96. They thrashed the team with best defense in the league, notching up a 120-90 win.
A cracker of a game was expected as the two teams with best records in this edition of league locked horns for the first time in this season. But the Warriors dominated from the beginning. MVP Curry led with 37 points on 12-of-20 shooting. While the defending champions were on song, the Spurs posted their ugliest show of the season.
The reigning champions scored 62 points in the first half to rout their opponents. Tim Duncan-less Spurs were limited to only 44 percent from the floor, and the Warriors forced 17 turnovers in the first half. Glimpses of the match are available on this video.
Golden State now has won 39 straight games at home, in hunt for 44 straight win-record, held by the Chicago Bulls of 1995-96. The Warriors matched the 41-4 win record held by that Bulls’ team on Monday.
Draymond Green backed up Curry with 11 points, nine rebounds and six assists. The Spurs struggled through-out the night, on both ends of the court without Tim Duncan. Duncan was ruled out due to a sore knee.
Kawhi Leonard led the San Antonio with 16 points and five rebounds. Only three players of the Spurs scored in double figures. David West added 12 points.