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Tim Duncan and Stephen Jackson each scored 16 points, and the San Antonio Spurs closed the preseason with a 100-85 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night.
Tony Parker added 16 points and Kawhi Leonard 11 for San Antonio (4-3). Duncan was 7 for 13 from the field and had 13 rebounds in 28 minutes at the AT&T Center.
The Spurs open the regular season Oct. 31 at New Orleans.
A.J. Price and Jan Vesely each scored 13 points for Washington (3-5), and Earl Barron added 12.
The Wizards visit Cleveland on Tuesday in their regular-season opener.
Washington sat its starters for much of the fourth quarter after leading most of the game.
Jackson hit a 3-pointer to cap a 9-0 run at the close of the third quarter as the Spurs took a 74-66 lead after a slow start.
Washington held a 40-27 lead with 9 minutes left in the first half following an 18-8 run. The Wizards built their lead as the Spurs' starters sat for about eight minutes bridging the first and second quarters.
San Antonio rallied once its starting lineup returned, with Parker scoring eight points in an 18-5 run.
Boris Diaw scored on a fast-break layup to give San Antonio a 61-59 lead, its first since holding a 4-2 advantage. Parker set up Diaw's basket with a diving save out of bounds on a Washington miss.
The Spurs were without Manu Ginobili, who sat out with back spasms.
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TP chose to wear No. 9 to honor his godfather. Check out more of the meaning behind Parker choosing No. 9 in the video below at the 48 second point.
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Halloween isn’t just for the regular folks, athletes love dressing up in costumes for Halloween parties, too. Check out these pictures that Stephen Jackson of the San Antonio Spurs tweeted out on Saturday. Stephen Jackson and DeJuan Blair Stephen Jackson and Tiago Splitter The San Antonio SpursThe post San Antonio Spurs Dress Up For Halloween (Photos) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
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