Stephen Ellison

Warriors Fall Short in Bid For Third Straight Win vs. Spurs

SAN ANTONIO - Following back-to-back solid performances against Houston and Oklahoma City, the Warriors couldn't find their shot in a 111-105 loss to the Spurs on Monday night.

Despite a late run to get within four points with two minutes left, a late flurry from DeMar DeRozan sealed the win for San Antonio.

The loss snaps a two-game winning streak, and with a road game against Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, makes the reality of a 2-2 trip all the more possible

Here are three takeaways from the game.

No 'Splash' from the Brothers: In a game that begged for offense, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson had a hard time providing it.

Curry finished with 25 points on 9-of-25 from the field, missing a number of shots down the stretch that could have kept the Warriors in the game.

Meanwhile, Thompson, who came into Monday night rolling, made just five of his 18 shots on the night.

Entering Monday evening, Thompson had been averaging 30 points on 50 percent from the field over his last four games. A good shooting performance from Klay would have helped the Warriors' cause.

Andrew Bogut's return: After being summoned due to DeMarcus Cousins' sore right ankle, Bogut started his second tour of duty in Golden State in an appropriate fashion, committing an offensive foul after setting an illegal screen to free up Curry.

Following the foul, Bogut gave the Warriors solid play, finishing with seven points, seven rebounds and a steal in 19 minutes.

The offense seemed to flow well when Bogut was on the floor, giving a glimpse of what the Warriors can expect if Bogut can recapture his play from his previous tenure in the Bay Area.

Warriors couldn't stop fouling: The Warriors needed to be disciplined on Monday, but they committed 20 fouls on the night, including a momentum-stopping foul from Kevin Durant on Marco Belinelli in the fourth quarter that led to a four-point play.

For a team that's trying to turn the tide on a subpar second half of the season, unnecessary fouls aren't conducive to that goal.

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