San Antonio, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Tony Parker had 30 points and five
assists and the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Orlando Magic, 121-112, on
Manu Ginobili tallied 24 points, Tim Duncan supplied 11 points and 10 rebounds
and Kawhi Leonard added 17 points, seven boards and four assists for the
Spurs, who have won six straight and nine of their last 10.
"We picked our defense up and got a little bit more physical in the second
half," San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich said. "We finally got it done and
I'm proud of them for that."
Tobias Harris provided 23 points and eight rebounds, while Nik Vucevic
recorded 19 points and 13 rebounds for Orlando, which has dropped five of its
"I'm pretty happy with how we played offensively, but defensively we could
have done a better job," Vucevic said.
After Harris' layup to begin the fourth got the Magic within 88-85, San
Antonio ripped off seven straight points to open up its first double-digit
lead of the contest.
Tiago Splitter netted all seven points during the spurt and consecutive dunks
gave the Spurs a 95-85 cushion.
The Magic cut the gap to 104-99 with 5:16 left, but Splitter split a pair of
free throws, Parker sunk two from the line and then banked in a runner to push
the spread back to 109-99 with 4:15 to go.
Orlando never got within less than five the rest of the way.
Earlier, the Spurs led 31-27 after a quarter of play, but Orlando outscored
them 34-28 in the second and took a 61-59 edge into the break.
Ginobili scored seven points in the third and San Antonio headed into the
fourth with an 88-83 advantage.
Splitter finished with 14 points and six rebounds ... The Spurs shot 53.1
percent (43-of-81) from the floor and 45 percent (9-of-20) from beyond the
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