— -- SAN ANTONIO -- Tim Duncan came off the bench for just the third time in his 1,383-game career Saturday night against the visiting Golden State Warriors, with Boris Diaw getting the start at center for the Spurs.
Duncan saw eight minutes of action in an 87-79 San Antonio win. He scored one point and collected two rebounds. Diaw finished with 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting, with eight rebounds, two assists and a block.
Golden State was without its starting center, Andrew Bogut, who strained his left big toe Friday in a 130-112 victory in Dallas. Bogut underwent an MRI, the results of which the team doesn't expect until Sunday.
Golden State has not won in San Antonio since Feb. 14, 1997, but the Warriors walloped the Spurs 120-90 on Jan. 25, at the Oracle Arena in the first showdown between the NBA's two most dominant teams.
The Warriors (62-7) hold a three-game lead over the Spurs (59-10) for the league's top seed with a month remaining in the regular season. The two teams will meet again April 7 at Golden State and April 10 in San Antonio.
San Antonio has won 44 straight home games dating to the past season, which ties the 1995-96 Bulls for the second-longest streak in league history. Golden State is currently on a 50-game home win streak dating to January 2015.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.