8:30 PM ET, November 8, 2013
AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
The last time the Golden State Warriors won a regular-season game in San Antonio was close to 17 years ago.
Tonight the Warriors will possibly carry on with their curse as they make it to Spurs territory and have to do without Stepeh Curry.
Golden State (4-1) has won back-to-back road games by a combined 33 points following a 106-93 win versus the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, though they finished without Curry. The 255 year-old, who left in the third quarter, has been diagnosed with a left ankle bone bruise and is considered day-to-day.
As online sports betting fans know, Curry has had ankle problems throughout his career, missing as many as 40 games two seasons ago. Golden State is 16-38 without Curry since he entered the NBA and 0-4 versus San Antonio.
However, even with the assistance of the sharpshooter, the Warriors haven’t been able to win in San Antonio. Golden State has dropped 29 consecutive regular-season games there — the NBA’s longest active road losing streak against a single rival. Curry’s 12.6 career scoring average in San Antonio is his lowest in any city.
The Warriors ended a 16-game slide in the series overall last season as each team won two home meetings. This team even knocked off the Spurs at the AT&T Center in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals, but they still haven’t won a regular-season game in San Antonio since a 108-94 victory Feb. 14, 1997, when Tim Duncan was a senior at Wake Forest.
San Antonio (4-1) counted on Tony Parker late in a 99-96 home win versus the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, one night after a 115-105 victory vesus the Denver Nuggets. San Antonio held a one-point edge with one minute remaining, but Parker scored 15 of San Antonio’s final 16 points, including the go-ahead basket.