In a clash marked by notable absences, the San Antonio Spurs (14-50) outplayed the Golden State Warriors (33-30) to claim a 126-113 win in the absence of Victor Wembanyama.

Golden State’s Stephen Curry sat out due to a right ankle injury, leaving a significant scoring gap for the Warriors to overcome against a determined Spurs team.

San Antonio’s Keldon Johnson led the charge with 22 points and 11 rebounds to propel his team to victory over the Curry-less Warriors.

Jeremy Sochan and Malaki Branham stepped up for the Spurs, each delivering 20-point performances to bolster San Antonio’s offensive firepower.

The absence of Curry, the Warriors’ primary scoring threat, was keenly felt as the team struggled to generate offense and fell short despite 27 points from Klay Thompson off the bench and 26 points from Jonathan Kuminga.

Despite the loss, the Warriors remain in contention for playoff positioning as they await Curry’s return and look to regroup for the challenges ahead.