‘‘They were packing in everybody in the paint. They did a good job tonight,’’ said Parker, who shot 7 of 18 from the floor.
The intensity finally picked up late in the third quarter when the home team delighted the crowd announced at 19,596 — Golden State’s 16th straight sellout — with some daring and dazzling efforts, starting with Curry’s bank shot after getting knocked down by Duncan to begin a three-point play.
Ginobili twisted his way through the lane for a layup and a jumper as the Spurs scored 13 straight, including the first 12 points of the fourth. They went ahead 80-67 on Green’s 3-pointer with 8:55 to play.
Golden State answered with its own 13-0 run capped by a 3-pointer from Curry, whose swish came mere feet in front of jubilant owner Joe Lacob sitting courtside. Both waived to the fans roaring to their feet, setting the stage for the frantic finish.
NOTES: Spurs swingman Stephen Jackson dressed but did not play for undisclosed reasons. He played at the Clippers a night earlier, his first game back since his wife had a miscarriage. Jackson had left the team in Chicago on Feb. 11. ... The Warriors are also planning to wear the sleeved jerseys for home games against Houston on March 8 and Chicago on March 15. ... The Spurs have won 28 in a row against the Warriors in San Antonio.