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Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio.
When: Thursday April 3, 01:30 GMT
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The San Antonio Spurs host the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night looking to extend their franchise-record winning streak to 19 games.
San Antonio (58-16) hold the best record in the NBA after their recent surge to end the regular season, but coach Gregg Popovich still isn’t happy as he doesn’t want this run to effect their focus heading into the playoffs.
“I think he’ll be happy if we lose anytime soon,” point guard Tony Parker said of Popovich. “I’m pretty sure because he’s going to rest like half of the team.”
However, it doesn’t appear as though the Spurs will need any rest as they continue to not only win so easily, but are able to seamlessly rotate the roster and get solid production from their second unit to compliment the starters.
However, veteran forward Tim Duncan insists the priority is still to stay healthy and and finish the season strong and full of confidence as they eye another deep run in the playoffs.
Meanwhile, Golden State (46-28) continue to be dragged into a race for the final few spots in the Western Conference, but their win over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday would have boosted confidence at just the right time.
Stephen Curry sunk a last-second OT jumper to seal a win over the Mavs, with Jermaine O’Neal coming up with the big block seconds earlier.
However, they have struggled against the Spurs this season having lost all three meetings thus far, and know that they will need to put together some sort of run to assure their place in the post-season along with the sixth seed where possible.
David Lee and Andrew Bogut are expected to sit out, while the Spurs have no injury concerns of note as Popovich will hope that if they do continue winning, he at least gets the opportunity to rest some of his key players.