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Tim Duncan scored 13 points in his shortest night of work this season, Tiago Splitter added 15 points and eight rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Golden State Warriors 120-99 on Monday night to move into the top spot in the Western Conference.
Gary Neal added 17 points and Manu Ginobli scored 12 points with four assists for the Spurs, winners of 17 of their last 20. San Antonio moved percentage points ahead of Oklahoma City in the race for the No. 1 seed in the West. The Thunder lost 92-77 to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Duncan played just 12 minutes and took only eight shots, part of coach Greg Popovich's plan to keep his starters fresh for the postseason.
Nate Robinson had a season-high 30 points and Klay Thompson scored 29 for Golden State, which has lost 14 straight to San Antonio.
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Tim Duncan scored 13 points in his shortest night of work this season, Tiago Splitter added 15 points and eight rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Golden State Warriors 120-99 on Monday night to move into the top spot in the Western Conference.
Gary Neal added 17 points and Manu Ginobli scored 12 points with four assists for the Spurs, winners of...
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On Thursday night when the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Memphis Grizzlies, there was an interesting sequence to begin the second half.
Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich elected to start forward Boris Diaw instead of center DeJuan Blair in the third quarter. Blair wouldn't see action for the rest of the night as Tim Duncan, Diaw, Matt Bonner, and Tiago Splitter were the closing...
Before the San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns faced each other on Saturday in a 14-point win for the Spurs, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and Suns head coach Alvin Gentry each compared their Hall of Famers to be, to each other.
Both coaches were referring to Spurs forward Tim Duncan and Suns guard Steve Nash, who both have their teams playing well just before the NBA playoffs...
With averages of 16 points and 9 boards in pretty limited minutes over the month of April, Tim Duncan has been looking awfully spry lately. He’s got his Spurs on a 17-game roll during which they’ve racked up 15 wins and made their move to the top of the Western Conference. Last night, Timmy may have felt a bit of extra motivation due to the 30 rebounds Andrew Bynum hung...
Gary Neal had 17 points, Tiago Splitter scored 15 and Tim Duncan 13 as
visiting San Antonio cruised past injury-plagued Golden State 120-99 on Monday. The
Spurs (43-16) won for the 14th consecutive time over the Warriors and
moved percentage points ahead of Oklahoma City (44-17) atop the Western
Conference. The Spurs got plenty of rest for their starters as they travel to...
Just six days after the San Antonio Spurs lost in what was probably their worst loss of the season, they flipped the script on the Los Angeles Lakers, avenging their loss with a 121-91 win.
For the Lakers, it was their worst loss all season.
The Spurs started Tiago Splitter instead of DeJuan Blair to help defend Andrew Bynum, who gave the Spurs fits last game.
While Bynum dominated...
As the Los Angeles Lakers showed in their first meeting this season against the San Antonio Spurs, the biggest weakness in this year's Spurs team is their lack of size.
Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol wrecked havoc in the paint for San Antonio and in particular Bynum who finished with 16 points and 30 rebounds.
But could a legit big man be on the way to the Spurs next season? Perhaps...
Box Score | Gameflow | Advanced StatsThe San Antonio Spurs regained first place in the Western Conference with a 21 point win over the Golden State Warriors in the first game of a back-to-back-to-back.
The Spurs got started early, pouring in 39 first quarter points against an injury-riddled Warriors team that started four rookies.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich rested his starters...
A four-game winning streak has given the San Antonio Spurs sole possession of the Western Conference lead.
A visit to Sacramento would appear to be a good way for them to maintain it.
The Spurs aim for a sweep of their three-game, three-day trip through California on Wednesday night by going for their eighth straight visit to the Kings.
San Antonio (44-16) holds a lead of one...
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After losing big to the Los Angeles Lakers last week, the San Antonio got a measure of revenge as they defeated Los Angeles in grand fashion, 112-91. And although the night belonged to Spurs' Tony Parker as he decimated the Lakers' defense to the tune of 29 points, Spurs' Tim Duncan also supplied some of the damage to LA with 19 points and eight rebounds.
Tony Parker had 29 points and 13 assists, Tim Duncan had 19 points and eight rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs handed the Los Angeles Lakers their worst loss of the season, 112-91 on Tuesday night.
Manu Ginobili scored 15 points as the Spurs improved their spot atop the Western Conference with their fourth straight win. They also snapped Los Angeles' four-game winning streak...
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