Meanwhile, the Spurs are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game and are 1-4 at the betting window in their last five games coming off a win of more than 10 points. They finished the game with none of them.
Already without injured All-Stars Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson, Golden State lost Draymond Green in the second quarter to a bruise in the pelvic area. Green met Spurs guard Danny Green in the air as Green attempted a layup, and the two collided.
Within the past year, Golden State has won its second National Basketball Association title in three years, extended its season-ticket-holder waiting list to more than 43,000 people and pushed its current sellout streak to 273 consecutive home games. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 39.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line.
Wrapping up a short, 2-game road trip with with a visit to the AT&T Center, the reigning National Basketball Association champions fell 89-74 to their former Western Conference rivals, allowing the Spurs to avoid dropping to the eighth seed. None of these injuries figure to linger into the postseason.
Green received X-rays at the AT&T Center, which proved to be negative.
After having their 17-game winning streak snapped by Toronto last week, Houston rebounded and have won 5 straight including a 4-0 record last week.
With about nine minutes left in the second quarter, Green was hit in the groin by a driving Danny Green.
Cook led Golden State with 20 points, Looney added 12 and Andre Iguodala and Nick Young had 10 each.
Quinn Cook - The 24-year-old two-way player has played lights out basketball over the last three games.
"It'll be fine", the forward told reporters after the game.
Kevon Looney - He had 12 points on six-for-seven shooting and a team-high eight rebounds.
The Spurs responded by holding the Warriors to 12 points in the fourth quarter to help their bid for a 21st consecutive postseason appearance.