Posted April 17, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Tim Duncan scored 13 points in his shortest night of work this season, Tiago Splitter added 15 points and eight rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Golden State Warriors 120-99 on Monday night to move into the top spot in the Western Conference. Gary Neal added 17 points and Manu Ginobli scored 12 points with four assists for the Spurs, winners of 17 of their last 20. San Antonio moved percentage points ahead of Oklahoma City in the race for the No. 1 seed in the West. The Thunder lost 92-77 to the Los Angeles Clippers. Duncan played just 12 minutes and took only eight shots, part of coach Greg Popovich's plan to keep his starters fresh for the postseason. Nate Robinson had a season-high 30 points and Klay Thompson scored 29 for Golden State, which has lost 14 straight to San Antonio.
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