Warriors-Spurs: Old Spurs Dominate Young Warriors

Yama HazheerCorrespondent IIDecember 6, 2008

The struggles of the Golden State Warriors continued Saturday night in San Antonio as the oldest team in the league defeated the youngest team in the league 123-88.

The Warriors were coming off of a loss to the Houston Rockets, and the Spurs made sure that the Warriors losing streak remained. Golden State has now lost nine games in a row.

"It is getting old, man," Corey Maggette said. "But we just got to keep playing. Hopefully one of these days, it's going to really click, and we can really find what we need to find. It's tough right now but we've just got to stay together."

Maggette struggled, making only one field goal on ten attempts giving him six points and seven rebounds. Stephen Jackson left the game in the second quarter to rest his sprained hand. The Dubs had a season low 11 assists to go with their 11 turnovers in the blowout.

The Spurs showed that they were still a defensive power house by holding Golden State to only 37 percent shooting from the field.

Were there any bright spots for the Warriors in the game? Brandan Wright led the team in scoring with 13 points and looked ready to play, unlike most of the team.

None of the Warrior starters played over 31 minutes and Don Nelson threw the towel in early by letting the youngsters play extended minutes in the second half.

Tim Duncan led the Spurs by scoring 20 points and grabbing 13 boards in 20 minutes of action. Tony Parker and Michael Finley both helped by scoring 17 points each.

Don Nelson praised San Antonio after the game.

"We had hoped to play the Spurs when they were injured," Nelson said, "but we didn't make it in time. We played badly tonight, and they can always make you look worse than you are."

The Warriors catch a break on Monday night when the visit the Oklahoma City Thunder. Hopefully, that will be the game were the losing streak finally ends for Golden State.