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Spurs try to close out Warriors on the road in Game 6 of Western Conference semifinals

  • Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) drives on San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker (9), of France, defends during the second half in Game 5 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) drives on San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker (9), of France, defends during the second half in Game 5 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)  (The Associated Press)

  • Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots against San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan and guard Manu Ginobili (20), of Argentina, during overtime of Game 4 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, May 12, 2013. The Warriors won 97-87 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots against San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan and guard Manu Ginobili (20), of Argentina, during overtime of Game 4 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, May 12, 2013. The Warriors won 97-87 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili (20), of Argentina, shoots as Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) and David Leeduring (10) defend him the second half in Game 5 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in San Antonio. San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter (22), of Brazil, assists on the play. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili (20), of Argentina, shoots as Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) and David Leeduring (10) defend him the second half in Game 5 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in San Antonio. San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter (22), of Brazil, assists on the play. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)  (The Associated Press)

Forgive the San Antonio Spurs if they aren't that excited about holding a 3-2 series lead over the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference semifinals.

After all, they've been ahead twice before.

If the Spurs want to close out the Warriors in Game 6 on Thursday night at rowdy Oracle Arena, they'll have to do what neither team has in this series: win consecutive games. Golden State also is 4-0 after a loss in the playoffs.

The odds are stacked in San Antonio's favor.

The Spurs have won 11 of 12 best-of-seven series when leading 3-2. The last time the Warriors came back from a 3-2 deficit was against the Chicago Bulls in the 1975 Western Conference finals, when the franchise won its only NBA title.