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Duncan leads as Spurs shred Warriors

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Duncan leads as Spurs shred Warriors

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via AP

The worthy Warriors battled and forced Spurs stalwarts Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili into off games. That was not enough to beat the Spurs, anchored by their franchise player, all-time great Tim Duncan. Vintage Tim Duncan was on full display and they march to the Western Conference Finals against the Grizzlies.

 

per AP

 

The San Antonio Spurs held off a furious final rally to beat the Golden State Warriors 94-82 in Game 6 on Thursday night and advance to the Western Conference finals.

 

Tim Duncan had 19 points and six rebounds, Kawhi Leonard scored 16 points and the Spurs won the series in six games.

 

Tony Parker shook off a poor start to score 10 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter. Tiago Splitter added a career-playoff high 14 points for San Antonio, which led by 13 late in the third quarter.

 

Stephen Curry shot 10 of 25 from the floor to score 22 points on a nagging left ankle. Jarrett Jack had 15 points as the injury-saddled Warriors wore down. The Spurs outshot Golden State 45 percent to 39 percent.

 

Second-seeded San Antonio will open the conference finals at home against Memphis on Sunday

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