The Warriors played shorthanded — center Andrew Bogut and forwards David Lee and Andre Iguodala all sat out Wednesday — and it showed. The Warriors fell behind 31-18 after the first quarter and made a few runs, but never seriously threatened San Antonio.
NBA-leading San Antonio (59-16) extended its Western Conference edge to four games over the Thunder (54-19) ahead of their matchup tonight 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.
Duncan played only 20 minutes and Parker 28. Both sat out the entire fourth quarter.
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 29 straight at home against the Warriors, the Spurs’ longest active winning streak against any team.
Marreese Speights scored 22 points and fellow reserve Jordan Crawford added 16 points for Golden State. Klay Thompson had 15 points and Stephen Curry 11 for the Warriors, who were playing on the second night of back-to-back games.
The Warriors return to action Friday when they host the Sacramento Kings.