SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Klay Thompson scored 27, Kevin Durant had 24 and the Warriors overcame a lethargic first half to beat the injury-riddled Spurs 112-92 Thursday.
Steph Curry added 21 for Golden State in its first meeting against the Spurs since sweeping the Western Conference final last season en route to the NBA title.
The Spurs played without Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker, as they did in the conference final. Unlike those blowout victories, Golden State struggled to close out San Antonio.
Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 10 rebounds, continuing his resurgent season. Kyle Anderson added 16 points in place of Leonard, whose return from an injured right quadriceps is still undetermined.
The Warriors took their first lead two minutes into the third at 60-57 on a Durant 3.
The Spurs finished 7-for-24 on 3-pointers, failing to make one in the second half after draining six in the first quarter.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was ejected with 4:47 remaining in the game after complaining that traveling was not called on Patrick McCaw minutes after Aldridge was assessed a traveling violation.
CAVS: Forward Tristan Thompson could be out for a month because of a strained left calf. He was injured in the second quarter of Wednesday's loss to Indiana, the fourth straight for 3-5 Cleveland. The team said he's projected to return in 3-4 weeks.