Warriors Unable To Hold Off Surging Spurs
SAN ANTONIO (CBS / AP) — Tony Parker had 18 points and eight assists and Tim Duncan had 15 points and eight rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 111-90 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night, extending their franchise record winning streak to 19 games.
San Antonio (59-16) extended its league-leading record to four games over the Thunder City (54-19) ahead of their matchup Thursday night in Oklahoma City.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was able to rest his core players with his team leading by as many as 26 points and never trailing after the opening three minutes.
Duncan played only 20 minutes and Parker 28. Both sat out the entire fourth quarter.
Manu Ginobili and Patty Mills scored 13 points apiece, Marco Belinelli had 12 and Kawhi Leonard 11.
San Antonio swept the four-game season series against Golden State and has won 29 straight at home against the Warriors, the Spurs’ longest active winning streak against any team.
Marreese Speights scored 22 points and fellow reserve Jordan Crawford added 16 points for Golden State. Klay Thompson had 15 points and Stephen Curry 11 for the Warriors, who were playing on the second night of back-to-back games.
NOTES: Warriors C Andrew Bogut (bruised pelvis) and Festus Ezeli (right knee surgery) both missed the game. . Spurs F Matt Bonner (right calf strain), F Austin Daye (mild left lat strain) and C Aron Baynes (fractured right rib) did not play, leaving the Spurs with only Duncan, Splitter and Jeff Ayres standing 6-foot-9 or taller. Popovich is unsure when Bonner will return. . San Antonio Express-News writer Mike Monroe received the Phil Jasner lifetime achievement award from the Professional Basketball Writers Association.
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