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                  === Spurs wrap up trip against Warriors ===
 
 (SportsNetwork.com)  - The San Antonio Spurs have reached the end of a western
 road  trip  and will  try to  maintain their recent  dominance over the Golden
 State Warriors Thursday at Oracle Arena.
 
 The Spurs are 2-1 on the trip and defeated the Warriors, 76-74, back on Nov. 8
 in the Alamo City behind Tony Parker, who scored his team's final seven points
 and  finished with 18. San Antonio has won 18 of its last 20 meetings with the
 Warriors and eight of 12 trips to Oakland.
 
 Parker  missed Wednesday's  108-101 victory over the Phoenix Suns because of a
 shin contusion and could miss Thursday's contest. Manu Ginobili scored a game-
 high  24 points, Tim Duncan had 17 and 13 rebounds and Kawhi Leonard netted 14
 points in the win, the Spurs' fifth in the last six games.
 
 San  Antonio, which  rebounded from Monday's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers,
 is  11-3  as the  visitor and scored  25 points off  19 Phoenix turnovers. The
 Spurs also ended the Suns' five-game winning streak.
 
 "We  played defense  in the second half," said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. "We
 gave  up 58 points  in the first half and we can't win games like that because
 we're not going to score 100 and 155 and that sort of thing."
 
 The Spurs' bench outscored the Suns reserves 58-29.
 
 Ginobili  is averaging 16.5 points per game in his last four, while Duncan has
 registered  five straight  double-doubles.  After visiting  the Warriors,  San
 Antonio  will  return home for  three games  versus Oklahoma City, Toronto and
 Houston.
 
 Golden  State was able to get back on track with its 104-93 win versus the New
 Orleans Pelicans Tuesday in the opener of a three-game homestand.
 
 Steph  Curry scored 28 points and dished out 12 assists to lead the charge. He
 has  scored at least 20 points in 11 straight games, the longest active streak
 in  the league.  Curry, who  made  11-of-19 shots  from the  field versus  New
 Orleans, is averaging 30.8 points per game in his last five contests.
 
 David  Lee added  21  points and  17  rebounds for  the  Warriors, while  Klay
 Thompson and Marreese Speights tallied 16 and 12 points, respectively.
 
 Golden  State  versatile forward  Andre Iguodala returned  to the lineup after
 missing  12  games with  a hamstring  injury, finishing with  two points in 17
 minutes.
 
 "It  felt good.  I got  tired  of watching,"  Iguodala  said. "You  get a  new
 appreciation  for the  game, especially seeing your brothers struggle. Tonight
 was  a great game  by everyone, just to get a win and put together a string of
 good basketball the way we did the first three quarters."
 
 Lee  has posted  a double-double in six straight games for Golden State, which
 is  8-3 at  home and will close  the residency Saturday versus Kobe Bryant and
 the Los Angeles Lakers.
 
 The Warriors and Spurs are averaging nearly the same amount on offense, as San
 Antonio  is  scoring on a  103.1 ppg clip and  Golden State is averaging 103.0
 ppg.  San  Antonio is a  better defensive team,  however, allowing 94.4 ppg to
 Golden State's 100.2 ppg.
 
 12/19 11:18:34 ET