San Antonio Spurs @ Golden State Warriors

The Warriors (14-12) had lost nine of their last 14 games before beating New Orleans 104-93 on Tuesday. Stephen Curry led the way with 28 points and 12 assists while David Lee scored 21 to go with a season-high 17 rebounds.

Golden State also got a boost from Andre Iguodala, who played 17 minutes in his first game back since missing 12 with a left hamstring injury. The All-Star forward had just two points and two assists but figures to play a much bigger role going forward.

Golden State again played without backup center Jermaine O’Neal, who has missed four straight games with a sprained wrist and is day-to-day.

After losing Parker to a bruised shin in Monday’s 115-92 loss at the Clippers, San Antonio (20-5) bounced back two nights later with a 108-101 win at Phoenix. Manu Ginobili scored 11 of his season-high 24 points in the final four-plus minutes while Tim Duncan added 17 and 13 boards.

San Antonio beat the Warriors 76-74 in the first meeting Nov. 8 behind a team-high 18 points from Parker. While the Spurs are 18-2 in the last 20 regular-season matchups, those two defeats came in their last two visits to Golden State.

Spurs are 53-10 in the series dating to April 1998, including last season’s Western Conference semifinals, and must replace Parker’s 18.9 points per game — his highest average against any team.

Near the top of the NBA with 24.3 points per game, Curry has scored at least 20 in a career-best 11 consecutive games. He didn’t play against the Spurs last month due to injury.

Klay Thompson is averaging 15.3 points on 35.5 percent shooting over the last four games, well below his season marks of 20.1 and 46.1. The Warriors are just 5-10 when Thompson is held to 21 points or fewer.

We’re backing the Spurs to edge it on the road at 11/5.

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