Parker, Duncan lead Spurs past Warriors 111-90

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 3, 2014 at 4:27 am •  Published: April 3, 2014

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs continue to win big and to rest players, and the limited minutes are starting to show in the revival of Tim Duncan's game.

Tony Parker had 18 points and eight assists and Duncan had 15 points and eight rebounds and San Antonio rolled to a 111-90 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night, extending the Spurs' franchise record winning streak to 19 games.

"They're playing amazing right now," Golden State guard Stephen Curry said. "That's the best in the league right now."

San Antonio (59-16) extended its league-leading record to four games over the Thunder (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.

"Our minutes stayed low and it's just like Pop likes it, so we'll see what happens tomorrow (against Oklahoma City)," Duncan said.

Duncan played only 20 minutes and Parker 28. Both sat out the entire fourth quarter.

After struggling with his outside shot for much of the season, Duncan is regaining his soft touch just in time for San Antonio's 17th consecutive postseason appearance.

He finished 7 for 11 from the field, including 6-for-7 shooting in the first half on a series of soft jumpers, bank shots and a dunk.

"The Big Dog is always a key for us," Spurs reserve post Jeff Ayres said. "We pretty much go as he goes. If he's hooping like that, it just lifts everybody up. It opens everything up for everybody else."

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 31 straight at home against the Warriors, the Spurs' longest active winning streak against any team.

Klay Thompson finished with 15 points and Stephen Curry 11 for Golden State, which was playing on the second night of back-to-back games.

The "Splash Brothers" struggled offensively, especially in the first half against San Antonio's perpetual motion.

"Just the way they move the ball," Curry said. "It seems like they're always on the attack. They force you to make decisions on both ends of the floor."

Marreese Speights scored 22 points and fellow reserve Jordan Crawford added 16 points for Golden State.

With the Warriors missing Andrew Bogut, David Lee and Festus Ezeli, Speights provided the team with a needed boost inside. He was 10 for 16 from field and had nine rebounds in 30 minutes.

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