Warriors continue 16-year losing streak in San Antonio
San Antonio, TX, United States (4E Sports) – Tim Duncan had 24 points and 10 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs held off the Golden State Warriors 95-88 to extend their home winning streak to 14 games.
Tony Parker had 25 points and eight assists and Tiago Splitter added 19 points and nine rebounds for the Spurs (31-11).
After winning their previous 13 home games by an average of 16 points, the Spurs needed a late surge to extend their streak.
They closed the game on a 9-4 run after Harrison Barnes’ jumper put Golden State on top, 86-84, with five minutes left.
The Spurs exhibited an uncharacteristic lack of execution for much of the game.
Duncan noted the team played poor defense in the beginning, weren’t making the right rotations and weren’t contesting shots.
David Lee had 22 points, Klay Thompson added 21 and Jarrett Jack 20 for Golden State (23-15).
The Warriors have lost 28 straight games in San Antonio, the longest current road drought for one NBA team against another.
The last time the Warriors won in San Antonio was 108-94 on Feb. 14, 1997. Four months later, the Spurs selected Duncan with the top pick in the NBA draft.