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San Antonio Spurs’ Defense Helps Extend Win Streak To 19

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They say defense wins championships, and if that is the case, the San Antonio Spurs should already have their names on the trophy after their 111-90 destruction of the Golden State Warriors.

After hitting the go-ahead bucket against the Dallas Mavericks the night before, Stephen Curry and the Warriors were totally shut down on Wednesday night. The Spurs easily added on to their franchise record in wins with No. 19 by sticking it to Curry all night long on the defensive end.

Curry finished with 11 points, but prior to their run in with best team in the NBA, the Warriors’ star guard had torched the Mavs’ offense for 23 points and 10 assists. It was a total team effort defensively, as they held Curry to 5-15 shooting on the night.

San Antonio’s offense was not to be forgotten in their efforts. Tony Parker led the team with 18 points, followed by eight assists and three rebounds. They Spurs’ starters were able to get some significant rest due to the strong lead that was held throughout most of the game.

The victory allowed the Spurs to set another franchise record, as they clinched the southwest division title for the fourth consecutive season. It has been an amazing run for the Spurs, who show no signs of slowing down or fatigue, but they may not be sitting pretty for too much longer.

The Spurs will host Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder, who will be looking to send a message to their Western Conference foes. In their last meeting, Durant erupted for 36 points in a victory that decided first place. This game will not have that magnitude, but the Spurs are a different team since then, and will provide a different outcome.

Winston Harris is a San Antonio sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on twitter @winstonharris34. “Like” him on Facebook and add him on Google.

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