Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs are headed
back to the Western Conference finals for the second straight season and for
the eighth time in the past 15 years.
Duncan scored a team-high 19 points and the San Antonio Spurs eliminated the
Golden State Warriors with a 94-82 Game 6 victory in another tight showdown at
The Spurs closed out the series despite off-shooting nights from Tony Parker
and Manu Ginobili, who made up for it by combining for 19 assists. Parker was
a woeful 3-of-16 from the field for 13 points, though he made two big 3-
pointers down the stretch, and Ginobili had five points on 1-of-6 shooting.
Kawhi Leonard picked up the slack with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Tiago
Splitter and Danny Green chipped in 14 and 11 points, respectively.
San Antonio will meet the Memphis Grizzlies in the next round. The teams split
the regular season series with each winning twice on their home floor, and the
Grizzlies famously knocked out the Spurs in the first round as a No. 8 seed
two years ago. Memphis advanced through the top-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder
in the other conference semis.
Stephen Curry paced Golden State with 22 points on 10-of-25 shooting but only
netted six points in the second half. Jarrett Jack followed with 15 for the
sixth-seeded Warriors, who gave the second-seeded Spurs everything they could
handle before falling short.
Golden State's Harrison Barnes did not play in the fourth quarter. The rookie,
who had totaled 51 points the previous two games, took a scary fall late in
the first half and needed six stitches to close up a gash above his left eye.
He came back briefly in the third quarter, but headaches kept him from
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