National Basketball Association
San Antonio 107, Golden State 101
When: 10:30 PM ET, Thursday, April 26, 2012
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
#47 Bennie Adams, #10 Ron Garretson, #73 Tre Maddox
SPURS 107, WARRIORS 101: Patty Mills scored a career-high 34 points and DeJuan Blair had 22 points and 13 rebounds as visiting San Antonio rested its stars and still secured its NBA-record 13th consecutive 50-win season.
Winners of 10 in a row, the top-seeded Spurs will face eighth-seeded Utah in the playoffs. San Antonio was unable to secure the top spot in the league after Chicago cruised to a 107-75 victory over Cleveland earlier on Thursday.
The Spurs opted to rest Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker as the team prepares for the postseason. Despite the absences, San Antonio still defeated Golden State for the 15th straight time.
Mills knocked down a pair of 3-pointers in a 21-second span to give the Spurs a 101-95 lead with 5:05 left in the fourth quarter. Mills finished 14-for-25 from the field and added a team-high 12 assists.
Chris Wright connected on 11 of 14 shots from the field for a team-high 25 points for the Warriors, who started five rookies on Thursday.
The loss put the Warriors tied with Toronto (23-43) for the league's seventh-worst record. The NBA is expected to hold a draw on Friday to determine draft position.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Andrew Bogut is scheduled to have surgery on Friday for his fractured left ankle. ... Klay Thompson had 17 points for Golden State, which has dropped 10 of its last 11 games.
Top Game Performances
Patrick Mills 34
Chris Wright 25
Patrick Mills 12
Dominic McGuire 8
DeJuan Blair 13
Mickell Gladness 9
James Anderson 4
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Klay Thompson 3
Derrick Byars 2
Charles Jenkins 3
Danny Green 2
Chris Wright 2
Team Stats Summary
San Antonio will play their next game at home against Utah. The Spurs have a W/L % of .760 after a win and .750 after a loss.