LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 18 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs fended off a late rally to beat short-handed Golden State 104-92 today, extending the Warriors' skid to three games.
Kevin Durant scored 26 points and Klay Thompson had 25 for Golden State, which is 2-5 since an eight-game winning streak.
DeMar DeRozan had 20 points and Rudy Gay added 19 to help San Antonio snap a three-game slide.
The Warriors were without injured starters Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, and their absence led to a cold start.
Three nights after being held to a season-low output in a 107-86 loss at Houston, the two-time defending NBA champions nearly matched that dubious mark.
San Antonio jumped out to a 33-27 lead in the first quarter as Gay scored 12 points in the opening period.
The Spurs frustrated the Warriors offensively for much of the game. After quickly regaining an errant pass on their end of the court in the third quarter, Durant passed up a three-pointer to fire a pass in the lane to Damian Jones only to have Gay stuff him at the rim.
San Antonio finished with five blocked shots.
Golden State's lone lead came when Andre Iguodala made a pair of free throws to put the Warriors ahead 46-45 with 3:47 remaining in the second quarter.
The lead lasted a minute before the Spurs closed the first half on an 11-2 run.