OAKLAND -- It all proved to be too much: the injuries, the minutes, the machine that is the San Antonio Spurs. Willpower simply wasn't enough.

The Warriors' dramatic playoff run came to an exhausting end Thursday night at Oracle Arena. The Spurs advanced to the Western Conference finals with a 94-82 win, clinching the best-of-seven series 4-2.

By the time the game ended, Warriors starting center Andrew Bogut had been glued to the bench most of the second half, hobbled and rendered ineffective for the second consecutive game. Their emerging rookie star, Harrison Barnes, was in the locker room with a head injury that forced him to sit out the entire fourth quarter.

And star guard Stephen Curry, hounded and harassed for the 12th consecutive game and playing on a tender left ankle, didn't have enough in him to put the Warriors on his back. He missed his last four shots, all of them carrying the Warriors' last hopes.

In the end, the Warriors couldn't score enough, failing to reach 90 points for the first time in these playoffs. They couldn't prevent untimely breakdowns on defense, torched by San Antonio's precision execution that produced 27 assists on 33 baskets.

As a result, the Warriors -- who entered the playoffs as a No. 6 seed, upset the Denver Nuggets in the first round and had the No. 2 Spurs tied after four games -- were bounced from their first postseason appearance in six years. It was the longest playoff run by Golden State since 1977.

"That's been the mark of our team this season, character and guys playing for one another," said forward David Lee, who had 11 points in 27 minutes during the series playing on a torn right hip flexor. "We left it all out on the floor. We laid it all out there."

The Warriors tried to put together another late-game comeback, as they did to win Game 4 in overtime. It They were certainly in striking distance. Back-to-back jumpers by Klay Thompson and Curry, both after missed jumpers by San Antonio, cut Golden State's deficit to 77-75 with 4:52 left in the game.

After a Spurs turnover, the Warriors had a chance to tie, but Curry missed back-to-back jumpers. San Antonio then snapped a three-minute drought when Spurs guard Tony Parker, thanks to a blown assignment by the Warriors, drilled a wide-open 3-pointer from the left corner.

After a Thompson missed jumper and a loose ball foul, the Spur went up 82-75 with a pair of free throws by forward Kawhi Leonard.

The Warriors answered with a floater in the lane by Jarrett Jack. After another stop, a pair of free throws by Jack cut it to 82-79.

But Leonard answered with a 3-pointer from the left corner, putting the Spurs back up by six.

Thompson and Curry each had 3-pointers rattle out on the next possession. Then Parker, who finished with 13 points on 3-of-16 shooting, broke the Warriors' back with a 3-pointer from the right side. Golden State's fate was clear.

The Warriors held the Spurs to the low 90s on 45.2 percent shooting. Golden State limited its turnovers and hustled up 12 more shots than San Antonio.

But Golden State couldn't score. The Warriors shot 38.8 percent and made only 4 of 16 3-pointers. And multiple scoring droughts negated good defense and prevented them from ever taking control of the game.

"You've got to give both teams credit," coach Mark Jackson said. "Defensively, we made adjustments and tried to make life tough for Tony Parker, and they did the same thing with our guys. ... At the end of the day, some pretty good players missed shots."

The Warriors simply looked tired, a step slow and running on fumes. And with good reason. Curry and Thompson, who came into the game averaging more than 41 minutes in these playoffs, both played 40-plus. Jack averaged better than 30 minutes off the bench.

The defense lapses and missed shots could be expected, and San Antonio capitalized on each one.

The Warriors managed enough energy to take a curtain call. It began with Jack, who lapped the court clapping as a salute to the fans. Before long, the entire team was on the court clapping, embracing the reception from thousands in yellow shirts celebrating their landmark season.

"You have to be happy about how far we went, how hard we fought to keep the season going," Curry said after totaling 22 points, six assists and four rebounds. "The toughness in our locker room, hopefully we've set a precedent."