Originally written December 29, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
SAN ANTONIO -- For most of the night, the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets kept up a frenetic pace at the AT&T Center -- a pace from those by-gone ABA days that kept the fans cheering but the coaches grumbling. But the Spurs were able to use a couple of key runs and were able to hold off the Rockets 122-116 Friday night. One of those runs, 18-7 to open the fourth quarter with a star in foul trouble, helped the Spurs build just good enough of a cushion. "We got a group that did an excellent job of both sprinting back in transition, showing a crowd in full court shell and getting guys off the 3-point line," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "That group got us on track and we got stops and we got a lead and hung on to it." The Spurs built a 15-point lead in the first quarter, with Danny Green doing much of the damage. He found himself wide open way too often and scored 14 of his 17 points in that quarter, hitting four of five 3-pointers. He added ano...
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