Warriors’ B team no match for Spurs

The ball clanked off the back rim and the Spurs’ Kyle Anderson confined the rebound. Looking down a huge chance with the team’s 5 best players out, a cast of extra parts looked overwhelmed in a 107-85 loss to the Spurs at AT&T. By the time the Warriors went into intermission down 64-44, any chance of a feel-good story on a night head coach Steve Kerr waived the proverbial white flag before tip-off had largely evaporated. Beyond Ian Clark appearing for a career-high 36 points on 15-for-21 shooting, the highest single-game output by a Warriors reserve given that Jordan Crawford chose 41 on April 16, 2014, Golden State’s inexperienced reserves underwhelmed. Patrick McCaw, the previous second-round choice who has actually been a discovery much of his rookie season, missed all 12 of his shots. Filling in for the do-everything Green at starting power forward, Looney summoned 2 points on 1-for-8 shooting, with two assists and four rebounds, in 16 minutes. San Antonio guard Danny Green took 2 huge strides to knock McCaw’s three-point effort into the 2nd row.

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