Posted March 12, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Tony Parker scored 31 points in his return from a one-game absence to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 112-97 victory over the Washington Wizards on Monday. Parker, who missed Friday's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers with a strained right quadriceps, hit 13 of 18 shots and had seven assists. Tiago Splitter scored 17 points, Tim Duncan added 14, and DeJuan Blair had 11 points and 12 rebounds. The Spurs extended their winning streak over the Wizards to 12. Washington has lost nine of its last 11 and fell to 3-15 on the road. JaVale McGee led the Wizards with 21 points and 15 rebounds, and Jordan Crawford added 19 points. San Antonio went 8-1 on a road trip before the All-Star break, but the Spurs have been able to beat only struggling Eastern Conference teams on their current seven-game homestand. The Spurs lost to the Bulls, Nuggets and Clippers but have now beaten the Bobcats, Knicks and Wizards. Before the game, veteran Spurs point guard T.J. Ford abruptly retired followin...
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