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Spurs shut down makeshift Warriors in fourth quarter

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Manu Ginobili flipped his palms up toward the ceiling and shrugged at the suggestion the Spurs might feel sympathy for the banged-up Golden State Warriors.

“Nobody does when we have injuries,” he said.99

Taking advantage of a depleted squad missing its three biggest stars in Stephen Curry (right ankle), authentic nike nfl jerseys cheap Kevin Durant (ribs), and Klay Thompson (fractured thumb), the Spurs (41-30) fought off a late Warriors rally with a 20-4 fourth-quarter run to capture a much-needed 89-75 win Monday night to move into fifth in the Western Conference standings. To make matters worse for Golden State (53-18), it lost yet another stalwart in Draymond Green, who suffered a pelvic contusion in the second quarter and didn’t return.

“The Spurs turned it up a notch,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “They’re fighting for their playoff lives, and they played like it. In that fourth quarter, they picked up full court, and they pressured us all over the place. They were fantastic defensively.”

Offensively too, as LaMarcus Aldridge scored all but three of San Antonio’s 20 points during the fourth-quarter run to finish with a game-high 33 points and 12 rebounds.

Aldridge has now produced six games this season with 30 or more points and 10 or more rebounds,authentic nike nfl jerseys which is the most for the Spurs since Tim Duncan put together six such performances during the 2004-05 campaign.

“I was just trying to make plays,” Aldridge said. “It was a big game for us and we needed to win. The ball found me. My teammates always look for me.”

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