Spurs 101, Warriors 95: Monta Ellis' Huge Night Not Enough, Warriors Lose 27th Straight In San Antonio

The Golden State Warriors were out to break the longest road winless streak in the NBA against the San Antonio Spurs Wednesday night, where the haven't won at the AT&T Center since 1997. But after a great start from Monta Ellis and Steph Curry, the dynamic duo couldn't do it all themselves as the Warriors fell by the score 101-95, extending their winless streak in San Antonio to 27 straight games.

Monta dropped 21 first half points while Curry added 17 of his own to give the W's a 8 point halftime lead, though the second half was a different story. Curry and Ellis cooled off a bit in the third quarter as the Spurs stayed in it and even took the lead at one point, then it happened. Again.

Late in the third quarter, Steph Curry was dribbling the ball up court, and apparently stepped the wrong way and re-tweaked his oft-injured right ankle, and did not return. That is when the momentum started to swing the Spurs way.

Aside from Ellis the W's began to look a bit overwhelmed at the end of the game, and not even the Monta show down the stretch would be enough. Monta ending the game with 38 points, shooting a perfect 50% from the floor and downtown, while Klay Thompson helped pick up the slack after Curry went down, adding 10 off the bench. David Lee added 13 in his return from illness on Monday, while Dorell Wright had himself his second straight scoreless game.

Tony Parker and Richard Jefferson led the way for the Spurs, scoring 21 and 17 respectfully, though T.J. Ford and Daniel Green were huge off the bench in the fourth quarter, as were the Spurs three point shooting (58%). Tim Duncan added 15 and 11 boards, while DeJuan Blair had 12. The role players were there for San Antonio, they simply weren't for Golden State.

Crumbling late and taking another frustrating road loss is likely not in Mark Jackson's game plan, but he's going to have to figure it out in a hurry, because this a a very bad habit to start.

With the loss the W's move to 2-4 on the year. Full box score can be found here.


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