Sunday , Dec , 12 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

San Antonio Spurs Team Report – December 12

=== San Antonio Spurs Team Report – December 12 ===

(Sports Network) – Tim Duncan netted 25 of his 34 points before halftime as
the San Antonio Spurs shot a blistering 84 percent in the opening half on the
way to a 116-97 rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers at the SBC Center.

Duncan shot 13-for-15 while Bruce Bowen was 8-of-11 for a season-high 20
points. Tony Parker added 18 points and his 13 assists bested his previous
mark for the season as the Spurs snapped a brief-two game slide, including
Thursday’s tough loss to Houston in which Tracy McGrady scored 13 points in
the final 35 seconds.

The Spurs connected on 26 of their 31 attempts in the first half and scored 69
points, eclipsing their previous high for the season by 10 points.

Duncan has reached double-digits in all 22 of San Antonio’s games this season.
He was three rebounds shy of his 19th double-double of the year.

San Antonio, which improved to 9-1 at home, returns to action on Wednesday
against Orlando.