San Antonio Spurs Team Report - November 17
=== San Antonio Spurs Team Report - November 17 ===
(Sports Network) - Tim Duncan scored 17 points and hauled down 10 rebounds, while Tony Parker added 18 points as the San Antonio Spurs routed the New York Knicks, 99-81, on Tuesday at the SBC Center.
Bruce Bowen netted 13 and handed out six assists for the Spurs, who have won four straight. Brent Barry contributed 12 points off the bench and Rasho Nesterovic chipped in with 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting in the win.
The Spurs led 50-44 at halftime. New York attempted to get back in the contest and trimmed the deficit to 54-52 on a tip-in by Nazr Mohammed with eight minutes left in the third. Duncan, though, drained a turnaround jumper that ignited a 13-4 run for the Spurs, and the lead rarely fell below 10 points thereafter. Duncan's dunk capped the spurt, making it 67-56 with 3:41 remaining in the frame.
The margin ballooned to 19 points at 98-79 after Barry drained a wide open trey at the top of the key with 2:36 left in the contest. New York never recovered from that point on.
Duncan has recorded a double-double in all seven of San Antonio's games this season. He is averaging 22.3 points and 14.1 rebounds.
San Antonio is off until Thursday when it starts a four-game road trip against Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia 76ers. The Spurs will also visit the Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies.SAN