SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- 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.
''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.
Parker added 25 points and eight assists for San Antonio (31-11), an NBA-best 18-2 at home. Tiago Splitter added 19 points and nine rebounds, and Danny Green scored 13.
''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.''
David Lee had 22 points, Klay Thompson added 21 and Jarrett Jack 20 for Golden State (23-15).
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.
Golden State closed the first quarter on a 13-4 run but Gary Neal threw in a 3 at the buzzer to pull the Spurs to 26-19. Carl Landry had six points during the run.
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.
NOTES: Warriors C Andrew Bogut (ankle), G Stephen Curry (ankle) and G-F Brandon Rush all missed the game with injuries. ... Spurs G Manu Ginobili missed his second straight game and sixth of the season. ... Former Spurs G Pete Myers is an assistant coach with the Warriors. He averaged 4.7 points while playing 22 games for the Spurs in 1987-88 and eight in 1990-91. ... Parker has led the Spurs in scoring in 22 games, and 33 times in assists this season. ... The Spurs have swept the last four season series with the Warriors. ... Lee is the only player averaging 19 points, 10 rebounds and three assists per game this season. ... Thompson is the son of two-time NBA champion Mychal Thompson, who was traded by the Spurs to the Los Angeles Lakers midway through the 1987 season.
SPURS HEAD COACH GREGG POPOVICH: (25 points and eight assists for Tony Parker tonight. What did you think of his effort…)
“It was great. He does that every night. He’s done it all year long and that’s why he’s having an All-Star year, he and Tim (Duncan) both. They were great. Tiago Splitter was also fantastic for us. It’s a good win against a heck of a team. Mark (Jackson) has set a standard and put in a system that is really solid and really good. He’s gotten his guys to buy into it. They’re confident. It’s a fine basketball team and they didn’t even have two of their best players.”
SPURS HEAD COACH GREGG POPOVICH: (You mentioned Tiago…how far has he come with the way he was engaging defenders and finishing at the rim and the and one’s…)
“Well, that’s who he is and that’s what he does. He’s been hurt a good portion of the time he’s been here and hasn’t had a chance to play consistent minutes. He’s played like this all over the world. He’s been on European championship teams and this is what he does. People are finally getting to see him healthy and with consistent minutes.”
SPURS HEAD COACH GREGG POPOVICH: (Talk about the defense …42 percent for Golden State shooting…)
“It’s got to be an emphasis for us if we want to be a player at the end of the year. The guys have done a really good job of improving their overall defense from last year.”
SPURS FORWARD TIM DUNCAN: (On Tiago Splitter’s play…)
“It was a great game for him. When we have that advantage down there, we want to continue to attack. He’s really smart playing behind the defense, running the floor and finding ways to score. So, we’re going to use him.”
SPURS GUARD TONY PARKER: (On his hard work throughout the game…)
“Well, I had to work hard against Memphis too. Even though we won by 20, it was a tough game. Tonight, it was another tough game with playoff intensity. It was very physical and they are a very good team. They are playing very well and they played very hard tonight.”
WARRIORS FORWARD CARL LANDRY: (On the Spurs’ second-half defense…)
“They’re a good team. We tip our hat off to them. You look up in the arena and they have banners. They’ve been there before and been together for a while. They didn’t have Manu (Ginobili) tonight, but they played well. I think we did a good job of controlling the game for the most part and just late down the stretch we weren’t able to hit shots and execute and they came up with the win.”
WARRIORS FORWARD CARL LANDRY: (On the play of Tiago Splitter…)
“He’s been playing well. He does a good job of finding an open area and taking shots that he was capable of making. He’s a good defender as well. He runs the floor and seals for early post-ups. He’s a really good addition to this team.”
Trailing 26-19 after the first quarter, the Spurs outscored Golden State 27-21 in the second period to cut the deficit to one, 47-46, at halftime. San Antonio built a nine-point lead, 78-69, late in the third quarter and never trailed in the fourth.
For the second straight game San Antonio’s defense limited its opponent to under 90 points and below 43.0 percent shooting. For the season the Spurs are limiting their opponents to 96.2 points, 11th in the NBA, while holding them to 44.0 percent (1,574-2,579) shooting, 10th in the league. The Silver and Black’s point differential of +8.3 ranks third in the NBA.
With tonight’s win the Spurs won their 14th straight at the AT&T Center and improved to 18-2 on their home court, the best home record in the NBA. The last time San Antonio had a win-streak of 10-or-more games at home was during the 2010-11 season when the team won a franchise-best 22 straight games from 12/3/10 to 3/4/11.
Tonight’s win over Golden State was the Spurs 28th consecutive victory vs. the Warriors in San Antonio dating back to the 1996-97 season. San Antonio is 44-7 against Golden State sine Tim Duncan’s rookie season (1997-98).
Tony Parker paced the Spurs with 25 points (10-18 FG, 5-5 FT) and 8 assists. It was Parker’s 22nd game scoring 20-or-more and the 22nd time he’s led the team in scoring. For the season he’s averaging a team-best 19.6 points while shooting .521 (310-595) from the field, the only point guard in the NBA shooting .500-or-better from the field.
Tim Duncan recorded his 19th double-double of the season with 24 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 assists. Over his last 16 games Duncan has recorded at least two blocks in each game. During that stretch he’s averaging 3.25 blocks per game. For the season Duncan is averaging 2.76 swats per game, the highest average he’s had since the 2003-04 season.
Tiago Splitter added 19 points (8-10 FG, 3-4 FT) and 9 rebounds. It was the 20th time this season Splitter has scored 10-plus points. For the season he’s shooting .595 (154-259) from the field and a career-best .746 (106-142) from the foul line.