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The Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge was out for a second straight game because of a right hip injury. Lonnie Walker missed Saturday’s game because of a stomach illness.

Derrick White and Rudy Gay added 14 points each for San Antonio in Saturday’s win, with Drew Eubanks scoring 12, Dejounte Murray adding 11 and Jakob Poeltl grabbing a team-high 11 rebounds.

After these two games at home with Golden State, the Spurs go on the road for a seven-game trip beginning on Friday night at Atlanta.

Curry racked up a season-high 11 3-pointers in the Warriors’ loss. His output was the second highest of his career, behind only his 62-point showing against Portland on Jan. 3.

“That always is a good feeling when you feel like you’re in a rhythm, you just need a clean look and things are going to fall,” Curry said. “It was that type of night. Obviously wanted to get the win. Kind of mixed feelings right now.”

Curry, 32, is coming off a season derailed by a broken hand, but his scoring figures are the best they’ve been since his last MVP season in 2015-16.

“We’re talking about a two-time MVP, three-time champion,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr said. “I’ve never seen him like this.”

Andrew Wiggins added 22 points for Golden State, with Kent Bazemore scoring 20 off the bench and Kelly Oubre Jr. hitting for 14. Draymond Green matched his season high with 15 assists.

“I don’t think we lost the game — I think Dallas won the game,” Kerr said. “Our guys fought and competed the entire way.”

Rookie center James Wiseman won’t play in the next two games at San Antonio because of his sprained left wrist.

The Warriors have lost four straight games in San Antonio.

–Field Level Media

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