If Kawhi Leonard was looking to make his case as the 2016-17 NBA MVP, he missed a golden opportunity on Wednesday night.
The San Antonio Spurs stormed to a 23-3 advantage in the first quarter and led by as many as 22, only to watch Stephen Curry lead the Golden State Warriors all the way back to a 110-98 win. Curry topped all scorers with 29 points on 9-for-20 shooting (including 4-for-8 on 3s) and added 11 assists, while David West and Andre Igoudala chipped in for 29 points off the bench.
Golden State made a bit of history with the win, their 91st road victory over the past three years.
— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) March 30, 2017
Leonard finished with just 19 points on 7-for-20 shooting, along with seven rebounds, five assists and five turnovers. Iguodala did an outstanding job of taking San Antonio’s best player out of the game after that early opening run, and the rest of the Spurs were unable to pick up the slack.
The 64-14 Warriors were coming off a hard-fought 113-106 win over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, which made their win in San Antonio all the more impressive. Golden State now holds a 3.5-game advantage in the race for the No. 1 overall seed in the playoffs.
The night even included a rare dunk from Curry:
— GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) March 30, 2017
Both the Warriors and Spurs will be in action on Friday night, as Golden State hosts the Rockets and San Antonio visits Russell Westbrook and the Thunder. At least Leonard will have an opportunity to redeem himself against a fellow MVP contender in Oklahoma City.
All the results from Wednesday in the NBA:
Oklahoma City Thunder 114-106 Orlando Magic (OT)
Atlanta Hawks 99-92 Philadelphia 76ers
Milwaukee Bucks 103-100 Boston Celtics
Charlotte Hornets 110-106 Toronto Raptors
Miami Heat 105-88 New York Knicks
Dallas Mavericks 118-121 New Orleans Pelicans
Indiana Pacers 97-110 Memphis Grizzlies
Golden State Warriors 110-98 San Antonio Spurs
Utah Jazz 112-82 Sacramento Kings
Washington Wizards 124-133 Los Angeles Clippers