San Antonio Spurs

Takeaways from the San Antonio Spurs tough win over the Golden State Warriors

The San Antonio Spurs are proving once again they're a serious force to be reckoned with in the NBA.

Golden State wandered into San Antonio for a showdown against the hottest team in the league and looked to snap their eight-game win streak.

But the Spurs showed they're not backing down from anyone as they extended their win streak out to an almighty nine-games.

Here are the biggest talking points from the Spurs' 111-105 victory over the Warriors.

Andrew Bogut returns

The Aussie big man not only returned to the NBA with the Golden State Warriors, but he was also inserted into the starting five.

After winning the tip, Bogut was called for an illegal screen only nine seconds into his return.

He ended up playing a tick over 19 minutes of game time and finished with 7 points and 7 rebounds as he acclimatized back to the pace of the NBA.

There was flashes of brilliance from Bogut who showed off his immaculate vision by finding Draymond Green open under the basket from the high post and throwing down several dunks.

Spurs locked in defensively

The Golden State Warriors are one of the deadliest shooting teams the NBA has ever seen, but the Spurs continued to contain their firepower throughout the contest.

Several big plays down the stretch saw the Spurs nullify the Warriors' attempts before going the other way and extending their lead.

No player gave their Warriors opponent any room to breathe during the entire 48-minutes as the Warriors All-Star backcourt struggled.

Steph Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 39 points, but their efforts came off the back of 14-43 shooting which included the pair going 10-27 from deep.

League-leading win streak

San Antonio have jumped up into fifth place in the Western Conference standings, moving ahead of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Their incredible nine-game win streak has seen them claim huge victories against some of the biggest teams in the league.

Wins against the Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers and Oklahoma City Thunder have all been had within their league-leading streak.

With 11 games remaining on their schedule, it's not out of the realm of possibility with how they're playing right now that they secure homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

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