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Thompson leads way in third quarter as Warriors beat Spurs

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Steve Kerr shouted out Luke Walton for his help reaching 250 coaching victories in record time.

Kerr trash talked old coach Phil Jackson, now the second-quickest to 250 wins behind his former Bulls player.

Then, Kerr offered credit where he always does: to his uber-talented roster of All-Stars.

Klay Thompson scored 25 points, 10 coming in the third quarter to help Golden State pull away, and the Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 122-105 on Saturday night.

Fellow Splash Brother Stephen Curry added 17 points and eight assists in Kerr's milestone night.

''It's been an amazing 3 1/2 years and hopefully more to come,'' Curry said. ''... It's a lot about him setting the identity and the culture around our team and just being a great people guy. There's probably a better term for that. He just knows how to relate to each and every one of us players and his coaching staff and you're building that ultimate trust throughout the organization.''

Kerr reached 250 wins in 302 games to top Jackson, who made the mark in 346 games.

''He had Michael Jordan for God sake, so I don't know what Phil's problem was,'' Kerr cracked.

Yet Kerr, the 2016 NBA Coach of the Year, received 39 victories during a leave of absence following complications from back surgery at the start of the 2015-16 season, when then-top assistant and current Lakers coach Walton coached Golden State.

Draymond Green had 17 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds in another well-rounded outing - and his first technical-free game in the last three. Zaza Pachulia scored 12 points on his 34th birthday and Kevin Durant was limited to a season-low 10 points in a rare cold night from the floor at 3 of 9, but had six rebounds and dished out six assists.

LaMarcus Aldridge and Kyle Anderson led San Antonio with 20 points apiece, while Manu Ginobili had 13 points and six assists off the bench for the Spurs.

Thompson had a quick five-point burst midway through the third.

Curry provided a brief scare when he grimaced after appearing to get a foot tangled with Danny Green before a break at the 8:45 mark of the third. He was examined by athletic trainer Chelsea Lane and stayed in the game.

''I'm fine ... my ankle but I'm fine,'' Curry said with a grin.

This was a rough one for San Antonio after one of its best games earlier in the week.

The Spurs lost for the third time in four games after putting up a 129-81 blowout at Phoenix on Wednesday night - San Antonio's third-largest margin of victory.

Draymond Green's 3-pointer gave Golden State a 58-55 edge at the break. Then the Warriors took off.

David West made all six of his shots for 13 points for Golden State off the bench facing his former Spurs team.

''They're the best team in the world,'' San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said, ''so there's lots of things to be impressed by.''

TIP-INS

Spurs: Patty Mills earned the start back in the Bay Area where he starred for mid-major power Saint Mary's College. ... Mills shot 1 for 5 from deep as the Spurs were just 5 of 27 from 3-point range.

Warriors: Kerr joined three other Warriors coaches with 250 or more victories: Al Attles (557), Don Nelson (422) and Edward Gottlieb (263). ... Green stood pat at 14 technicals after getting three in his previous two games. ... With his 615th regular-season game played, Curry moved past Purvis Short into sole possession of ninth place on the franchise list. ... Golden State brought G Patrick McCaw back from a one-game appearance in the G League, though Kerr said he might return Sunday to rejoin the Santa Cruz Warriors. McCaw had 22 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals in 33 minutes of his first G League game this season.

OLD PALS

Popovich stopped by the Warriors coaches' office to see longtime pal Kerr, whose son Nick is now on the San Antonio staff as video coordinator.

''He calls my son a spy. He said my son could be working for Putin,'' Kerr said. ''It's that kind of conversation when we get together.''

Joked Popovich: ''He wasn't at practice yesterday. He did whatever we did to prepare for Golden State, whatever that might be, so I told the guys to make sure, before we left the gym to get Nick Kerr's cellphone so he couldn't text it to Steve Kerr. He works for them but I don't trust him a lick. I know he's calling his dad.''

UP NEXT

Spurs: At Utah on Monday.

Warriors: Host Suns on Monday looking for a 12th straight win in the series and also 12th in a row at home.

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Key Players
L. Aldridge
12 PF
S. Curry
30 PG
33.0 Min. Per Game 33.0
27.2 Pts. Per Game 27.2
6.4 Ast. Per Game 6.4
5.1 Reb. Per Game 5.1
50.1 Field Goal % 49.4
49.9 Three Point % 49.2
83.5 Free Throw % 91.4
+ 2 Brandon Paul made reverse layup, assist by Joffrey Lauvergne 0:14
  Offensive foul on JaVale McGee 0:12
  Offensive foul on Joffrey Lauvergne 0:17
  Offensive foul on Joffrey Lauvergne 0:17
+ 3 Nick Young made 3-pt. jump shot 0:32
+ 2 Brandon Paul made layup, assist by Darrun Hilliard 0:45
  Lost ball turnover on Patrick McCaw, stolen by Brandon Paul 0:49
  Defensive rebound by JaVale McGee 0:52
  Davis Bertans missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:57
+ 3 Nick Young made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Patrick McCaw 1:07
+ 3 Nick Young made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Patrick McCaw 1:07
Team Stats
Points 105 122
Field Goals 43-94 (45.7%) 48-85 (56.5%)
3-Pointers 5-27 (18.5%) 12-27 (44.4%)
Free Throws 14-19 (73.7%) 14-15 (93.3%)
Total Rebounds 43 51
Offensive 11 11
Defensive 23 33
Team 9 7
Assists 30 35
Steals 8 5
Blocks 5 6
Turnovers 10 16
Fouls 13 18
Technicals 0 0
20 PTS, 5 REB, 4 AST
17 PTS, 8 REB, 11 AST
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away team logo Spurs 35-22 37182030105
home team logo Warriors 43-13 27313331122
Team Stats
away team logo Spurs 35-22 96.8 PPG 37.6 RPG 19.0 APG
home team logo Warriors 43-13 110.4 PPG 45 RPG 26.0 APG
Key Players
L. Aldridge PF 23.1 PPG 8.5 RPG 2.0 APG 51.0 FG%
K. Thompson SG 20.0 PPG 3.8 RPG 2.5 APG 48.8 FG%
Top Scorers
L. Aldridge PF 20 PTS 5 REB 4 AST
K. Thompson SG 25 PTS 3 REB 0 AST
45.7 FG% 56.5
18.5 3PT FG% 44.4
73.7 FT% 93.3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
L. Aldridge 29 20 5 4 0 2 0 1 9/14 0/0 2/2 3 2 35 -1
K. Anderson 30 20 6 4 3 2 4 2 9/13 0/1 2/5 3 3 35 +2
D. Bertans 31 10 5 4 1 0 0 2 4/7 1/4 1/1 1 4 24 -8
P. Mills 17 7 1 1 0 0 0 3 3/10 1/5 0/0 0 1 10 -8
D. Green 22 4 2 1 2 1 1 1 2/7 0/2 0/0 1 1 10 -14
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
L. Aldridge 29 20 5 4 0 2 0 1 9/14 0/0 2/2 3 2 35 -1
K. Anderson 30 20 6 4 3 2 4 2 9/13 0/1 2/5 3 3 35 +2
D. Bertans 31 10 5 4 1 0 0 2 4/7 1/4 1/1 1 4 24 -8
P. Mills 17 7 1 1 0 0 0 3 3/10 1/5 0/0 0 1 10 -8
D. Green 22 4 2 1 2 1 1 1 2/7 0/2 0/0 1 1 10 -14
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Ginobili 19 13 1 6 0 0 1 2 5/13 3/8 0/0 0 1 25 -10
D. White 27 11 7 2 1 0 0 1 3/8 0/2 5/6 1 6 23 -7
P. Gasol 10 7 3 1 0 0 1 0 3/6 0/0 1/2 1 2 11 -16
B. Paul 7 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 3/4 0/1 0/0 0 0 7 0
D. Hilliard 15 5 1 5 0 0 1 0 1/2 0/1 3/3 0 1 15 -4
J. Lauvergne 7 2 3 2 0 0 1 1 1/3 0/0 0/0 1 2 8 0
B. Forbes 20 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0/7 0/3 0/0 0 0 -1 -19
R. Gay - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Leonard - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Murray - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Costello - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Parker - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 105 34 30 8 5 10 13 43/94 5/27 14/19 11 23 202 -85
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Thompson 34 25 3 0 0 0 3 1 10/14 5/6 0/0 0 3 25 +16
S. Curry 28 17 4 8 2 0 2 0 7/13 3/7 0/0 1 3 37 +6
D. Green 35 17 8 11 1 1 3 2 8/16 1/5 0/0 1 7 46 +14
Z. Pachulia 15 12 3 1 0 0 1 3 4/5 0/0 4/4 2 1 16 -4
K. Durant 28 10 6 6 0 2 1 1 3/9 0/1 4/4 1 5 29 +6
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Thompson 34 25 3 0 0 0 3 1 10/14 5/6 0/0 0 3 25 +16
S. Curry 28 17 4 8 2 0 2 0 7/13 3/7 0/0 1 3 37 +6
D. Green 35 17 8 11 1 1 3 2 8/16 1/5 0/0 1 7 46 +14
Z. Pachulia 15 12 3 1 0 0 1 3 4/5 0/0 4/4 2 1 16 -4
K. Durant 28 10 6 6 0 2 1 1 3/9 0/1 4/4 1 5 29 +6
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. West 16 13 4 1 0 1 2 5 6/6 0/0 1/1 1 3 18 +11
N. Young 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/5 3/4 0/0 0 0 9 -2
J. McGee 7 7 3 0 0 1 1 0 2/2 0/0 3/4 1 2 10 +11
A. Iguodala 26 6 6 3 0 0 1 3 3/7 0/3 0/0 1 5 17 +16
S. Livingston 14 4 2 3 1 1 1 1 1/3 0/0 2/2 0 2 13 +13
O. Casspi 6 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1/3 0/0 0/0 2 1 5 -1
K. Looney 7 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 0 4 -2
P. McCaw 13 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 1 2 +1
D. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Q. Cook - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Boucher - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Bell - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 233 122 44 35 5 6 16 18 48/85 12/27 14/15 11 33 231 +85