Golden State has not won at San Antonio since a 108-94 win on Feb. 14, 1997, at the Alamodome. The Spurs have won by an average of more than 16 points during the streak, including 12 victories by double digits.
San Antonio also has won 15 straight regular-season home games against Pacific Division opponents.
The Spurs are opening a four-game homestand after improving to 2-0 since the All-Star break with an 83-80 win at Memphis on Friday. San Antonio held an eight-point lead with 40 seconds to play, only to survive when Memphis rookie Hakim Warrick missed a potential tying free-throw attempt with 2.5 seconds left.
“You always appreciate a win,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said, “but the last minute of that one was pretty pathetic.”
Tim Duncan recorded his 40th double-double with 19 points and 16 rebounds, but the All-Star forward missed five of six free throws in the final 3 minutes.
“We learned a lesson here tonight,” Duncan said. “It was a cheap one because we still won, but we can learn.”
San Antonio survived despite an off night from Tony Parker, who was hampered by foul trouble and finished with nine points, three assists and five turnovers. It marked just the fourth time this season he failed to score in double figures.
Golden State will again be without point guard Baron Davis, who has missed four straight games with a sprained right ankle.
The Warriors fell for the ninth time in 10 road games with a 91-88 loss Friday to Houston. Golden State wasted Jason Richardson’s season-high 39 points and failed to take advantage of the absence of Rockets star Tracy McGrady, who was not with the team due to a death in the family.
“J-Rich had a monster game and he needed some help from other people,” Warriors coach Mike Montgomery said.
The losing has frustrated Golden State, which has endured 11 straight losing seasons since its last playoff appearance in 1994.
“How many games are left?” Warriors forward Troy Murphy said. “I don’t know. It sucks. We still lose games like this and we haven’t learned how to win them.”