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The popular belief is the Warriors, guaranteed to have the league's best record, have met each of their tangible goals for the regular season. And maybe they have.
But there is one place they still would love to conquer: San Antonio.
When the Warriors (63-13) meet the Spurs (50-26) on Sunday at AT&T Center, they'll be trying to tear down a house of horrors. Though the Warriors won at San Antonio in the 2013 playoffs, their last regular season victory there came so long ago that Chris Mullin was their starting small forward.
So make no mistake, this is a game the Warriors would like to win not only to extend their win streak to 13 but also to bury an inglorious aspect of their past.
The Spurs, on the other hand, have more at stake. Their six-game win streak is a product of a team trying to secure the best possible playoff seed.
Spurs by 4.5.
MATCHUPS TO WATCH
Stephen Curry vs. Tony Parker: It's a contrast of styles, with Curry working from the outside in, while Parker plays from the inside out. Each will try to control the tempo, and whichever point guard achieves that goal sets his team on a course for victory.
Harrison Barnes vs. Kawhi Leonard: Leonard now represents the most accurate barometer of the Spurs. If he's on his game, they are really tough to beat. If he's not, they are vulnerable. Barnes' task is to keep Leonard from making a two-way impact.
Draymond Green vs. Tim Duncan: As much as Green thrives on facing bigger opponents, he knows he'll have plenty of back-up from Andrew Bogut on Duncan. Green's biggest challenge will be avoiding foul trouble against the cagey veteran.
Warriors bench vs. Spurs bench: Both teams have deep rosters and rely heavily on bench production. San Antonio's reserves, however, have been inconsistent this season. It's exceedingly difficult to beat the Spurs without beating their bench.
KEYS TO VICTORY
1) Limit turnovers: The Warriors have come a long way in this area but occasionally lapse into bad, old habits. To do that against San Antonio is to invite catastrophe.
2) Park on the arc: There was a time when the Spurs excelled at defending the 3-point shot. Those days are over. They are ranked 25th, right behind the Lakers.
3) Run, run, run: The Spurs also like to run, but the Warriors have enough youth on their roster to make the statement that the NBA is a young man's league.
Warriors 10-0, Spurs 9-1.
Warriors: No injuries listed.
Spurs: F Tiago Splitter (right calf tightness) is listed as out.
The teams split two meetings this season, both at Oracle Arena, but the Warriors have lost 31 consecutive regular season games in San Antonio, dating back to Valentine's Day 1997. They've lost 53 of the last 61 regular-season meetings overall.