11/22 22:08 CST Parker leads Spurs over Nets 99-87
Parker leads Spurs over Nets 99-87
SAN ANTONIO (AP) --- Tony Parker had 22 points and the San Antonio Spurs never
trailed in 99-87 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night for their
fourth straight victory.
San Antonio led by as many as 18 points in winning its 12th straight regular
season home game over New Jersey.
Deron Williams had 24 points and Mirza Teletovic had 22 for the Nets (5-8), who
lost for the sixth time in seven games.
Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green each had 21 points for the defending champion
Tim Duncan had seven points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, four blocked shots and
three steals in 25 minutes. The Spurs chose to rest Duncan for the remainder of
the game after the 38-year-old forward played the first 7 minutes of the second
Spurs: Marco Belinelli, who missed the eight previous games with a strained
groin, got his second start of the season. He started 25 games last season. ...
Parker entered shooting 13 for 19 on 3-pointers, which is the third best start
after 12 games in league history. Parker's 68 percent shooting trails
Philadephia's Aaron McKie (71 percent) in 2004 and Spurs teammate Austin Daye
(69 percent), then with the Pistons in 2013. . G Patty Mills (right shoulder
surgery) and G Cory Joseph (sprained left ankle) both sat out the game along
with F Matt Bonner (stomach virus) and C Tiago Splitter (strained right calf).
Nets: F Andrei Kirilenko missed his second game for "personal reasons,"
according to the Nets. Brooklyn coach Lionel Hollins told reporters he did not
know if Kirilenko will return. The veteran forward is reportedly unhappy about
his lack of playing time. . F Kevin Garnett sat out the second game of a
back-to-back. . Bogdanovic is the only rookie with two games of 20-plus points
this season. . The Nets have not won a regular season game in San Antonio since
a 92-86 victory on Jan. 22, 2002. The Nets did win Game 2 of the NBA Finals on
June 6, 2003.
Spurs: Host Indiana on Wednesday.
Nets: At Philadelphia on Wednesday.