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NBA Playoffs 2013
The San Antonio Spurs held off a furious final rally to beat the Golden State Warriors 94-82 in Game 6 to advance to the Western Conference finals.
Tim Duncan had 19 points and six rebounds and Kawhi Leonard added 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Spurs.
Tony Parker shook off a poor start to score 10 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter and Tiago Splitter added a career-playoff high 14 points.
The Spurs outshot the Warriors 45 percent to 39 percent and outrebounded them 46 to 40.
They showed incredible ball movement and had the Warriors playing from behind most of the way. The Spurs first 10 field goals came on assists, going ahead by 10 points in the second quarter and took a 61-48 lead late in the third quarter before the Warrriors' final surge.
Klay Thompson's 3-pointer and Stephen Curry's pull-up jumper brought the Warriors within 77-75 with 4:52 to play.
But Parker and Leonard connected on key three-pointers to put San Antonio up 88-79 with 1:15 remaining.
Stephen Curry shot 10-of-25 from the floor to score 22 points and Jarrett Jack had 15 points for the Warriors.
Second-seeded San Antonio will open the conference finals at home against Memphis on Sunday. The fifth-seeded Grizzlies eliminated Oklahoma City in five games.
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