Found December 31, 2012 on Fox Sports Southwest:
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Tony Parker had 20 points and the San Antonio Spurs held the Brooklyn Nets to only five points in the third quarter en route to a 103-73 win Monday night. Tim Duncan added 15 points and Nando DeColo had 11, while Kawhi Leonard, Tiago Splitter and Matt Bonner chipped in 10 apiece for San Antonio (25-8), which went 9-0 at home in December. MarShon Brooks had a season-high 16 points to lead New Jersey (16-15), which suffered its first loss under interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo. Joe Johnson added 12 points and Brook Lopez had 11, but Deron Williams was held to eight points and one assist. San Antonio set a franchise low for fewest points by an opponent in the third quarter when it held Brooklyn to 10 percent shooting (2 for 20). The Nets missed six 3-point attempts in the third and also had seven turnovers. The Spurs had seven players score in the third, with Duncan scoring seven and Parker adding five points and three assists. The Spurs went on a 10-0 run to start the second half as the Nets were held scoreless in the opening 4 minutes. Williams' fadeaway jumper with 7:52 left in the third was Brooklyn's lone basket in the first 10 minutes of the period. Williams was the Nets' only scorer in the period, making a free throw to complete a three-point play following a layup with 1:38 left in the quarter. San Antonio is 18-1 this season when they have led after the third period. The Spurs went on a 12-4 run late in the first behind the speed of their backcourt. Parker fed Splitter for a dunk and Boris Diaw for an uncontested layup after drawing the defense on consecutive drives. Ginobili scored a pair of layups, including one after he stepped in front of a pass. NOTES: Spurs G Gary Neal (strained right calf) missed his fourth straight game and sixth this season. . Brooklyn F Gerald Wallace (bruised left knee) missed his eighth game of the season. . Johnson, Andray Blatche and C.J. Watson are the only Nets to play in every game this season. Johnson has started each of those games. . The fewest points an opponent has scored in any quarter is three by Denver during the opening period on Nov. 27, 2002. . The Nets have not won in San Antonio since Jan. 22, 2002, a streak of 11 games. . Carlesimo was Popovich's lead assistant with the Spurs from 2002-2007 before leaving to become head coach of Seattle in 2007. The SuperSonics moved to Oklahoma City the following season, where Carlesimo was fired 13 games into the season.
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