SAN ANTONIO -- It's been 16 years since the Warriors won in San Antonio. That means Tim Duncan has been a winner in every home game he's ever played against Golden State, and he wasn't about to let that change Friday night.
Duncan had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and the Spurs held off Golden State 95-88 on Friday night to extend their home winning streak to 14 games.
The Warriors have lost 28 straight games in San Antonio, the longest current road drought for one NBA team against another.
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"Don't say that. Why do you say that?" Spurs guard Tony Parker said, joking about jinxing the streak. "We don't really pay attention to those stats because every year is different, every team is different. Golden State is for real. They are a really, really good team. It's going to be tough against them."
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.
"It was another tough game with playoff intensity," Parker said. "It was very physical and they are a very good team. They are playing very well and they played very hard tonight."
After winning their previous 13 home games by an average of 16 points, the Spurs needed a late surge to extend their streak.
San Antonio closed the game on a 9-4 run after Harrison Barnes' jumper pulled Golden State to 86-84 with 5 minutes left.
"They made some tough plays," Warriors coach Marc Jackson said. "They have a history of doing just that. I'm disappointed in the loss, but at the same time I really like the way my team got after it."
The Spurs needed to finish strong after an uncharacteristic lack of execution for much of the game.
After San Antonio failed to get a clean shot to close the first half, coach Gregg Popovich watched in dismay with his hands on his face as Jack dribbled the length of the court for a layup with 1.9 seconds left in the third.
Popovich yelled at Green, among others, for failing to stop the dribble.
"I think our defense kept us out of it in the beginning," Duncan said. "They were playing very well (and) shooting the ball really well. We weren't making the right rotations, we weren't contesting shots, but we cleaned it up a little bit. We found something that worked and that definitely took us over the top."
Duncan had eight points in the final quarter, going 4 for 6 from the field. He also had 10 points and five rebounds in the opening period.
Parker scored six of San Antonio's final nine points, hitting a pair of jumpers and a layup after missing his first two attempts of the quarter.
"They did what they do best, and that's going to Duncan and Parker," Lee said. "And have their role players do what they do."
Golden State led for all but 34 seconds in the first half.
The teams combined to start the game 2 for 12 from the field. The Spurs' first basket came 3 minutes in on Duncan's 19-foot jumper.
Landry continued his dominance in the second quarter, going 7 for 10 while scoring 15 points. He did not score in the second half.
The Spurs had an opportunity to take the first-half lead, but Green missed a hurried 3-pointer after Splitter almost dribbled the final 3 seconds off. Popovich stormed onto the court, yelling at Splitter and Parker.
The start of the second half was delayed 15 minutes while one rim was fixed because the top screws were loose.
The Spurs tied the game at 58 midway through the third quarter when Stephen Jackson, Parker and Duncan quickly rotated the ball across the court to find an open Green for a 3. Duncan hit a pair of free throws on the following possession to give the Spurs a 60-58, their first since early in the first quarter.
The Spurs went on an 18-11 run after Duncan's free throws to take their largest lead at 78-69 with 27.3 seconds left in the third.
|Tim Duncan posts a double-double with 24 points and 10 boards as the Spurs win their 14th straight at home. (Getty Images)|
|Golden State (23-14)||26||21||26||15||88|
|San Antonio (30-11) «||19||27||32||17||95|
|GS:D. Lee 22 Pts
GS:H. Barnes 8 Reb
GS:J. Jack 10 Ast
|SA:T. Parker 25 Pts
SA:T. Duncan 10 Reb
SA:T. Parker 8 Ast
|Players of the Game|
|Golden State||San Antonio|
|J. Jack, PG||43||9-17||2-2||2||10||3||20|
|K. Thompson, SG||39||7-20||3-3||3||3||1||21|
|D. Lee, C||38||9-18||4-6||6||7||4||22|
|H. Barnes, SF||38||1-5||2-2||8||2||0||4|
|F. Ezeli, C||18||0-2||0-0||5||0||3||0|
|C. Landry, PF||29||7-13||1-1||4||1||5||15|
|D. Green, SF||17||3-5||0-0||7||0||4||6|
|A. Biedrins, C||6||0-0||0-0||2||0||1||0|
|C. Jenkins, PG||6||0-4||0-0||1||0||0||0|
|K. Bazemore, SG||6||0-0||0-0||4||0||0||0|
|R. Jefferson, SF||Did Not Play|
|A. Bogut, C||Did Not Play|
|B. Rush, SG||Did Not Play|
|S. Curry, PG||Did Not Play|
|J. Tyler, PF||Did Not Play|
|Complete Box Score|
|T. Parker, PG||37||10-18||5-5||2||8||0||25|
|T. Splitter, PF||36||8-10||3-4||9||2||1||19|
|T. Duncan, PF||32||9-16||6-6||10||2||3||24|
|D. Green, SF||29||4-9||2-3||4||0||2||13|
|K. Leonard, SF||28||0-4||0-0||5||1||1||0|
|B. Diaw, PF||22||0-1||0-0||9||5||3||0|
|S. Jackson, SF||20||2-7||2-2||4||0||1||6|
|G. Neal, PG||20||3-12||0-0||0||0||0||8|
|M. Bonner, PF||6||0-1||0-0||1||0||1||0|
|P. Mills, PG||6||0-2||0-0||0||1||0||0|
|N. De Colo, PG||4||0-0||0-0||2||0||0||0|
|M. Ginobili, SG||Did Not Play|
|D. Blair, PF||Did Not Play|
|C. Joseph, PG||Did Not Play|
|Complete Box Score|