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Warriors fall to Spurs 99-90 (w/video)

  • San Antonio Spurs guard Marco Belinelli, left, goes to the basket as Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, right, defends during the second quarter on Saturday. (ERIC RISBERG / Associated Press)

OAKLAND — Tony Parker had 20 points and five assists, Danny Green scored 18 points and the short-handed San Antonio Spurs outlasted the Golden State Warriors 99-90 Saturday night for their 13th straight victory.

Tiago Splitter added 17 points and 14 rebounds as the NBA-leading Spurs (53-16) pulled away with an 11-0 run early in the fourth quarter. San Antonio, riding its longest winning streak in six years, is two games ahead of Oklahoma City for the top playoff seed in the Western Conference.

The Spurs did it even while resting stars Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili. They are 3-0 against Golden State this season, including two wins in Oakland without their regulars, after eliminating the Warriors in the second round of the playoffs last year.

Stephen Curry scored 20 points to go with six assists and six rebounds, and Andrew Bogut grabbed 17 boards as the Warriors head into a five-day break on a sour note.

The Warriors (44-27) had won three straight but missed a chance to move up in the playoff chase after Portland lost at Charlotte. Golden State is still in sixth place in the West, 1 games behind the Trail Blazers and 1 ahead of Dallas.

It was the second time this season Spurs coach Gregg Popovich rested some of his regulars and the Spurs still won at Golden State, which has had a tough time against San Antonio regardless of who's in the lineup. Duncan, Ginobili and Parker sat out San Antonio's 104-102 victory against the Warriors on Dec. 19.

Warriors coach Mark Jackson has been taking a similar approach during the season's stretch run. Swingman Andre Iguodala was inactive for the third straight game with tendinitis in his right knee, and backup center Jermaine O'Neal returned after sitting out the previous two games.

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