Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/26/12
WASHINGTON -- Boris Diaw paced seven double-figure scorers with 16 points, and Tony Parker scored 15 as the San Antonio Spurs enhanced their NBA-best road record with a 118-92 win over the Nene-less Washington Wizards on Monday night. Tiago Splitter had 15 points and a season-high 12 rebounds, Tim Duncan scored 14 and Gary Neal 13 as the Spurs (12-3) improved to 8-1 on the road this season and 4-0 on their current six-game road trip. San Antonio has triumphed 13 straight times over Washington, including six consecutive times in the nation's capital. No matter the venue, every team is finding success against the Wizards (0-12). Every defeat extends the franchise's season-opening losing streak, but Monday's game was Washington's most lopsided defeat during the skid. The Spurs pulled away with a 20-4 run overlapping halftime, maintained a double-digit margin throughout the second half, eventually pushing the lead to 29. Jordan Crawford scored 19 points, Kevin Seraphin 18 and Martell Webster 16 for the Wizards, who have suffered half of their losses at home. Only three of the overall dozen defeats have been by at least 10 points. Washington faced San Antonio without power forward Nene. The Brazilian big man played the previous two games after missing the Wizards' opening nine games with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Nene played 29 minutes in the Wizards' double-overtime loss against the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday, and coach Randy Wittman said before the game that Nene had not experienced a setback. The Spurs also were coming off a double-overtime game, as they fended off Toronto 111-106 Sunday. San Antonio's only visit of the season to the nation's capital marked the Spurs' third game in four days. Wittman sent out his fourth different starting lineup of the season and used 11 players in the first quarter. Despite the all-hands-on-deck approach and a four-point play from Martell Webster, Washington trailed 29-25 after one quarter and 60-48 at halftime. Leading 46-44 with 4:15 left before halftime, the Spurs closed the second quarter with a 14-4 run started by Manu Ginobili's step back jumper. Parker, Gary Neal and Tiago Splitter all scored 11 points in the first half. Webster, perfect on four field goals, including two from beyond the arc, led Washington with 13 first-half points. After Washington scored the opening basket of the second half, the Spurs scored six straight points, capped by a Duncan bank shot. San Antonio led 92-70 after three quarters, and Matt Bonner's 3-pointer gave the Spurs their largest lead at 107-78. NOTES: Wizards forward Trevor Booker (right knee strain) missed his third consecutive game. ... Ginobili scored 12 points, and Bonner finished 11. ... San Antonio continues its tour of the Southeast division in Orlando on Wednesday, the same day Washington wraps up its three-game homestand against Portland.
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