OAKLAND -- The Warriors are unlikely to face San Antonio stars Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili on Saturday at Oracle Arena, according to Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.

"We're trying to respect the fact that we are getting older every year and we want to do some things, so that means playing other guys, depending on the bench which has been fantastic for us all year, and letting guys get experience," Popovich said.

Duncan played 34 minutes and Ginobili off the bench played 24 minutes the previous night in a 99-79 win at Sacramento, prompting Popovich to expect to rest his second- and third-leading scorers.

The Spurs are also without big man Matt Bonner, who is out with a right calf strain. Boris Diaw will start.

San Antonio beat the Warriors 104-102 at Oracle Arena in their previous meeting in December while resting Duncan, Ginobili and guard Tony Parker.

"Whoever they put out there, they're more than capable of getting the job done," Warriors coach Mark Jackson said. "I'm worried about our guys and our mindset and taking care of our business."

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