Warriors nip Spurs in opener
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Golden State Warriors remain unbeaten in this spring's NBA playoffs, but they needed a 25-point comeback this afternoon to stay that way.
The Warriors trailed by 25 before taking Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, a 113-111 decision over the visiting San Antonio Spurs. Stephen Curry scored 40 points and nailed a tying 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining. Draymond Green followed with a three-point play that put Golden State ahead to stay.
Curry delivered 19 points in the third quarter and went 7 for 16 on 3s overall. Kevin Durant scored 10 straight during a key fourth-quarter stretch on his way to 34 points. Zaza Pachulia had 11 points and nine rebounds for the Warriors, who host Game 2 on Tuesday.
Golden State went on an 18-0 run after Spurs leading forward Kawhi Leonard left the game for good in the third quarter. Leonard re-injured his left ankle after scoring 26 points and grabbing eight rebounds.
Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge added 28 points and eight boards.
Copyright 2017 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.