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Thompson, who scored 29 points in the first half, finished 8 for 9 on 3-pointers and 13 for 26 overall.
"Klay was unbelievable," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "A lot of those shots were tough. Some of them were wide open because of mistakes, but other ones were difficult shots, either contested or off-balance, but he knocked them down. That’s what the playoffs are about; players have to make shots."
The Warriors did so as a group.
Harrison Barnes had 13 points, Carl Landry added 10 and Andrew Bogut had six points and 11 rebounds.
After scoring 44 points in the opener, Curry’s total was cut in half as he shot 7 for 20 from the field.
"I thought it was polite of (Curry and Thompson) to at least take turns and not both be on fire on the same night," Popovich said. "Maybe the next iteration (of that) will be neither one of them will be hot in Game 3, that’s what I’m hoping."
The Warriors host Game 3 on Friday night and Game 4 Sunday.
"It changed the whole dynamic of the series and we honestly have the best home court in the NBA," Thompson said. "They’re the greatest crowd I ever played in front of. To go back 1 and 1 and give them a show on Thursday or Friday, I’m getting jitters already thinking about it. To go back with a split and potentially go up 3-1 is everything for us."
The double-overtime victory game appeared to leave San Antonio drained in the first half, while the Warriors were energized.
After missing his first two attempts in the series opener, Curry opened Game 2 with a pair of 3 pointers, one over a charging Duncan. He finished with 11 points in the quarter, going 3 for 4 from the field and 2 for 3 on 3s. He was limited to 9 minutes after picking up two fouls.
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