"Nobody does when we have injuries", he said.
The Warriors entered the game without three of their four All-Stars.
Aldridge poured in 19 of the team's 28 points in the fourth quarter.
But there will be plenty else on the line when the two teams square off at the AT&T Center in San Antonio - chiefly, momentum as both teams try to create a mental edge against the other should they meet in the postseason.
Poor three-point shooting cooled the typically red-hot Warriors, which have now connected on a combined 2 of 23 on 3-pointers in their last two first halves against the Spurs, hitting only 1 of 11 from range in the opening half of the March 8 matchup between the teams in which Curry suffered his current right ankle injury.
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After the loss, Kerr was asked whether Green would have returned to the game if the stakes were higher.
And unfortunately for them, by the time the game was over, they were without their last remaining All-Star: Draymond Green. "Not at all", said Danny Green. "I think it's just something that's kind of like at the peak right now, but it's calmed down a little bit since it happened". The Spurs are still without Kawhi Leonard (quad). Golden State's 75-point total was its lowest of the season.
The Spurs' end-game prowess, something that has been taken for granted most times during San Antonio's stretch of 20 straight seasons in the postseason, has been anything but consistent this year.
The attrition in Golden State continues. Quinn Cook tied the game on a jumper after Patrick McCaw came from the weak side defensively to stuff Pau Gasol near the rim.
The Warriors never led until Looney's jumper gave them a 63-61 advantage in the final seconds of the third period.
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He said that the nation needs unity to move forward and urged the audience to "think about the future of our great motherland". Selfie competitions, giveaways, food festivals and children's entertainers were laid on at polling stations to entice voters.
The Spurs responded by holding the Warriors to 12 points in the fourth quarter to help their bid for a 21st consecutive postseason appearance. "The Spurs turned it up a notch". Steph Curry was out with a sprained ankle, Kevin Durant couldn't play because of the very rare incomplete rib cartilage fracture and Klay Thompson was sidelined with a fractured thumb. Curry was scheduled to be reevaluated Tuesday.
Draymond Green went scoreless in 12 minutes before sustaining the injury.
Murray had eight rebounds to set the franchise record for rebounds in a single season by a point guard. He shot 4-of-6 from the field, 1-of-2 from long range and 1-of-1 from the charity stripe.
"A good quality win", Aldridge said afterward.
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Platinum was almost unchanged at $952.70 per ounce after hitting its lowest since January 3 on Monday. After its most recent top around $1,334, gold is now above $1,309.