The ghost of San Antonio continues to haunt the Warriors.
Riding a 12-game win streak into their game against the Spurs on Sunday, the Warriors trailed throughout in taking a 107-92 defeat at AT&T Center – their 32nd loss in a row in San Antonio.
This one wasn't close, as the Spurs raced out to a double-digit lead with 6:14 left in the first quarter and maintained it for the rest of the game.
It was the biggest margin of defeat this season for the Warriors, who own the best record in the NBA.
Stephen Curry led the Warriors (63-14) with 24 points but left the game after three quarters. He was limping after sustaining an apparent lower leg injury late in the third quarter, returned briefly, but did not play in the fourth quarter.
Leandro Barbosa finished with 12 points, with Andrew Bogut and Andre Iguodala putting in 10 apiece.
The Warriors were outshot (53 percent to 42.9), outrebounded (47-39) and completely outplayed in conceivably their most discouraging performance of the season. They last won in San Antonio on Valentine's Day 1997.
The Spurs (51-26) rode a dominating performance by small forward Kawhi Leonard, who delivered a game-high 26 points (11-of-17 shooting), with seven steals, five rebounds and three assists – all in 24 minutes.
On a day when nobody distinguished himself, Curry was the only glimmer of hope for a comeback. When he left, the game quickly devolved into garbage time.
Curry made 9-of-17 shots, including 5-of-10 from 3-point distance. He had six assists and a steal but also committed four turnovers.
The Spurs opened the game with a 24-9 blast that immediately put the Warriors on their heels and, eventually, their backs.
It got no better, as the Spurs led by as much as 23 in the first half and 28 in the second.
Curry left the game after the third quarter, walking off with a pronounced limp. The Warriors did not immediately issue an update.
Backup center Festus Ezeli limped off the court in final seconds, also from an apparent injury. A report on Ezeli is anticipated.
The Warriors return to action Tuesday night, when they face the Pelicans at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.