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Warriors break skid at San Antonio, tie wins record

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The Warriors got a historic victory in the one place they hadn't won in nearly two decades.

Stephen Curry had 37 points and Golden State beat the Spurs 92-86 Sunday night for its 72nd win, tying the 1995-96 Bulls for the NBA's best regular-season record.

The Warriors (72-9) finish their regular season Wednesday at home against the Grizzlies.

"We are in the moment and enjoying the ride, but the goal is to win a championship," Curry said. "We've put ourselves in a great position to do something no other team has ever done. It's hard to step out of the locker room and understand the hoopla that comes with chasing the record. We want to go out and take advantage of an opportunity that may never come again."

The Spurs had won 48 straight regular-season games at home, including a league-record 39 straight to begin this season. Golden State ended a 33-game skid in San Antonio that dated to 1997.

"Everybody is excited; we just beat a great, great team," said Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who was a player on that record-setting Bulls team.

San Antonio sat Tim Duncan for rest and was without an injured Boris Diaw. It had not lost at home since March 2015.

The Warriors dominated the fourth quarter. Curry controlled the action with a series of layups when San Antonio's defense attempted to run him off the 3-point line.

In their lone victory over Golden State this season, the Spurs managed to slow the game. San Antonio tried to match the Warriors' pace Sunday, though, leading to a tense and at times sloppy game.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points to lead the Spurs, who have lost three straight for the first time this season. Kawhi Leonard added 20 points but shot 7-of-22 from the field while being harried by Draymond Green.

"Steph got away from us for a while, but part of the reason we lost was because of some bad shots," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "We lost our poise for about a three-minute period, and that was the difference in the game. We played a hell of a team, and our aggressiveness and attention to detail was much better."

Warriors break skid at San Antonio, tie wins record 04/10/16 [Last modified: Sunday, April 10, 2016 11:34pm]
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