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Murray comes up big in OT as Spurs outlast Warriors


Dejounte Murray scored seven of his 15 points in overtime to lead the Spurs past the injury-riddled Golden State Warriors 117-113 Tuesday night.

DeMar DeRozan had 24 points, Patty Mills added 18 points off the bench and LaMarcus Aldridge had a 17-point, 12-rebound double-double, but it was Murray who made the biggest plays for the Spurs, including assisting on a slam by Aldridge that gave them a 116-111 lead with 26.2 seconds left in OT.

Mills clinched the win by sinking one of two free throws to give the Spurs the lead by the final score with 13 seconds left.

The Spurs led by just 109-107 when Murray hit back-to-back jumpers, including a 3-pointer with 1:22 left to give them a seven-point cushion.

With their eighth win in their last 13 games and third in their last four, the Spurs improved to 14-18 after trailing by as many as 10 points in the first half, eight in the third quarter and four in the fourth.

The Spurs are 4-1 in OT games this season.

DeMar DeRozan #10 of the San Antonio Spurs drives on Glenn Robinson 111 of the Golden State Warriors in first half action on Tuesday, December 31, 2019

DeMar DeRozan #10 of the San Antonio Spurs drives on Glenn Robinson 111 of the Golden State Warriors in first half action on Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Photo: Ronald Cortes/Contributor

Photo: Ronald Cortes/Contributor

DeMar DeRozan #10 of the San Antonio Spurs drives on Glenn Robinson 111 of the Golden State Warriors in first half action on Tuesday, December 31, 2019

DeMar DeRozan #10 of the San Antonio Spurs drives on Glenn Robinson 111 of the Golden State Warriors in first half action on Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Photo: Ronald Cortes/Contributor

Murray comes up big in OT as Spurs outlast Warriors

The Warriors fell to 9-26.

DeRozan gave the Spurs a 100-98 lead with a jumper from elbow with 17.1 seconds left in regulation, but Glenn Robinson III answered with a jumper of his own with 9.4 left.

The Spurs had a chance to win in regulation, but Aldridge miss a turnaround jumper at the buzzer.

Alec Burks led the Warriors with 28 points. Robinson added 25 and Damion Lee 20.

The Spurs struggled against the Western Conference’s worst team. Already lottery bound after losing All-Stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to injury, the Warriors arrived at the AT&T Center without leading-scorer D’Angelo Russell (right shoulder contussion), rookie Eric Paschall (right hip contussion) and big man Willie Cauley-Stein (illness).

The Spurs return to action on Thursday night, when they host Oklahoma City. After playing the Thunder, the Spurs will play five of their next six on the road.

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