The San Antonio Spurs outlasted the Warriors as they extended their win streak to a season high nine games.
Stephen Curry made a buzzer-beating shot from inside his own half at the end of the first quarter of the Golden State Warriors’ loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
Curry was in superb form for the Warriors with 25 points but he connected on just nine of his 25 shot attempts as the Spurs, propelled by 26 points from DeMar DeRozan, held on for a 111-105 win, their ninth successive victory.
Curry made six of his 16 attempted three-pointers and his first of the game was the most memorable arcing through the air as the buzzer sounded and his aim, even from such huge distance from the hoop, proved true.
Spurs scored with two seconds remaining in the first quarter to take a 25-22 lead. Shaun Livington inbounded the ball to Curry who, with so little time left on the clock, had no choice but to take a dribble, plant his feet, and launch a desperation heave from inside his own half.
Elsewhere, the Cavaliers upset the visiting Pistons, who were playing without Blake Griffin, the Jazz cruised past the Wizards for their fourth straight win, and the Nuggets took down the Celtics in Isaiah Thomas ‘ return to Boston. Plus, the Raptors crushed the Knicks by 36 points.
By Olukayode Oniwinde