Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - The San Antonio Spurs played the role of front- runner for the first time in their Western Conference semifinal series.
It was one way to keep the raucous Oracle Arena crowd quiet.
Tony Parker netted 25 of his 32 points in the first half, while Tim Duncan added 23 points and 10 rebounds in San Antonio's 102-92 win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 to take a 2-1 lead in the set.
The Spurs held the lead for all but 11 minutes in the first two contests of this series, but maintained a comfortable margin throughout the majority of this one.
Game 4 is slated for Sunday at Oakland.
Manu Ginobili tallied all 12 of his points in the second half for San Antonio, which shot 50.6 percent (40-of-79) from the floor.
Klay Thompson registered 17 points, while Stephen Curry added 16, but on just 5-of-17 from the field for the Warriors, who shot just 31.6 percent from beyond the arc.
Golden State was 41.5 percent (22-of-53) from 3-point range over the first two games of the set.