Warriors look to end NBA's longest road losing streak vs. Spurs
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Following the Warriors' 93-72 win against New Orleans on Monday, guard Jarrett Jack was asked if he was aware of the franchise's history playing in San Antonio.

"I don't know and I don't care," he said. "We weren't here."

While the past 28 games in San Antonio -- all losses -- have no bearing on what happens Wednesday when the Warriors return to wrap up their three-game road trip, it's a streak hard not to acknowledge. It's the NBA's longest road losing streak for one team against another and includes every game the teams have played at AT&T Center since it was built in 2002.

Rookie Harrison Barnes was 4-years-old when the Warriors last won in San Antonio on Feb. 14, 1997.

This time, however, Golden State (39-30) will take some momentum into the Alamo. It outscored Houston and the Hornets by a combined 51 points in the first two games of the road trip and took the last meeting with the Spurs (51-16) -- a 107-101 overtime victory at Oracle Arena on Feb. 22. The pair of wins to start the trip marked the first time in franchise history Golden State won by at least 20 in back-to-back road games.

Guard Stephen Curry scored 30 points against New Orleans on Monday and center Andrew Bogut took another big step with eight points, nine rebounds, five assists and four blocks in 31 minutes. With the outcome decided late, Bogut made a point to work on his low-post game, showing off left- and right-handed hook shots.

San Antonio will be without star guard Tony Parker, who sufferred a severely sprained ankle against the Kings on March 1. The Spurs have won six of eight with Parker sidelined -- including a 105-93 win against Oklahoma City -- but the losses were ugly. Portland won by 30 in San Antonio and a day after topping the Thunder, the Spurs lost 107-83 at lowly Minnesota.

With 13 games left in the regular season, the Warriors hold a two-game lead over Houston for the No. 6 spot in the Western Conference standings and are three ahead of the Lakers.