Stephen Curry, Warriors record chase in jeopardy vs. Spurs

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If history truly repeats itself, the Warriors are in trouble Saturday night in San Antonio. 

Seeking their 63rd win of the season as they chase the 1995-96 Bulls' record of 72-10, Golden State (62-6) will have to end the Spurs home win streak if they keep their own alive. Sounds easy for the NBA's best team that has trounced opponents, but on the second night of a back-to-back against an under-the-radar Spurs team (58-10) that has won 34 straight home games, a dominant Stephen Curry performance might not be enough. 

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"We know what the Spurs have been doing all year," Curry told reporters before the Warriors beat the Mavericks on Friday. "We'll talk about we haven't won there in the regular season for so long. We'd love to end that streak. Other than that it's just focusing on what we expect to be playoff atmospheres these next two games."

The Warriors haven't won a regular-season game in San Antonio since Feb. 14, 1997, spanning a remarkable 32 straight games. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Warriors' regular-season streak of trouble in San Antonio ranks as the longest active road losing streak against a single opponent and the second-longest streak of all time. 

While the Spurs are notorious for taking a night off during the regular season, against the Warriors it will not be the case. 

"We're going to show up for the game and we're going to play it," Spurs forward Tim Duncan told reporters Friday. "It's not going to change our season or anything else. It will be a great matchup for us. Obviously, two best records in the league. They're playing exceptionally well. It's a good test for us. Playoff-type atmosphere and playoff-type intensity. Good experience for us.''

Curry scored 37 points and hit six 3-pointers in three quarters in the last meeting between the teams, a 120-90 blowout win for the Warriors. With bench leader Andre Iguodala (ankle) out, the reigning NBA MVP will have to have a career-night against the stiff Spurs defense (92.5 points per game allowed) if the Warriors want to keep pace with the 1995-96 Bulls, who were 61-8 after their 69th game.