(SAN ANTONIO, Texas) — The San Antonio Spurs continued their quiet dominance of the NBA’s Western Conference with a 111-90 win over Golden State on Wednesday. It was the 19th consecutive win for the Spurs (59-16), extending their franchise record.
Despite only playing 20 minutes, forward Tim Duncan still scored 15 points while grabbing eight rebounds in the victory. Teammate Tony Parker, who played just 28 minutes, poured in 18 points while dishing out eight assists.
The Spurs led 31-18 after one quarter of play and never looked back, even after the Warriors (46-29) closed the gap to seven in the third. With the win, San Antonio clinched the Southwest division and their 17th straight postseason appearance.
“They’re playing amazing right now,” said Warriors guard Stephen Curry. “That’s the best in the league right now.”
Curry was without teammates Andrew Bogut, David Lee and Festus Ezeli down low. Marrese Speights took advantage of the extra playing time and led all scorers with 22 points for Golden State.
It was the Spurs 31st straight win over the Warriors, the longest active streak against any team. San Antonio is four games ahead of Oklahoma City (54-19) for the league’s best record. The two teams will meet on Thursday night in in Oklahoma City.
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Jill Martin, CNN