Trans. Dec 7 8:11 ET (Dec 7 8:11 ET ) Paul George scored 28 points and the Indiana Pacers powered past San Antonio 111-100 Saturday night, snapping an 11-game skid against the Spurs. David West had 20 points and Lance Stephenson added 15. Roy Hibbert, former San Antonio guard George Hill, C.J. Watson and Luis Scola scored 12 points apiece. Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points, Manu Ginobili added 16, Tony Parker had 13 and Tim Duncan 10 for the Spurs, who have lost three of their last five.
Ever since Tim Duncan came to town, the San Antonio Spurs haven't exactly been gracious hosts to the Indiana Pacers. The team with the NBA's best record will try to reverse that trend Saturday night. The Pacers, who have lost 11 in a row in San Antonio and gone 1-14 there since Duncan was drafted first overall in 1997, visit the Spurs in a meeting of two of the league's top teams. Indiana (17-2) has been the best defensive squad in the NBA this season, allowing league lows in both points (87.5) and shooting percentage (39.5).
Having fallen back under .500, the once-surprising Minnesota Timberwolves might be stuck there for a while longer with games against last season's NBA finalists up next. A rejuvenated Tim Duncan will try to extend his best stretch of the season as the San Antonio Spurs look to deal the Timberwolves their seventh loss in nine games Wednesday night in Mexico City. This is the NBA's 21st game south of the border but first in the regular season since Dallas faced Houston on Dec. 6, 1997. This is the first time playing in Mexico for Minnesota and the fifth for San Antonio, and both teams will have two days off after this game in the high altitude at Mexico City Arena.
Having fallen back under .500, the once-surprising Minnesota Timberwolves might be stuck there for a while longer with games against last season's NBA finalists up next. A rejuvenated Tim Duncan will try to extend his best stretch of the season Wednesday night when the visiting San Antonio Spurs look to deal the Timberwolves their seventh loss in nine games. Following this matchup with a team tied atop the Western Conference, Minnesota (9-10) plays its only other game this week Saturday against Miami - second in the East after beating the Spurs for the title in June. He made a jumper with 0.4 seconds left to help San Antonio (15-3) avoid its third loss in four games.
Duncan had 23 points and a season-high 21 rebounds and hit the game-winner with 0.4 seconds left in San Antonio's 102-100 victory over Atlanta on Monday.
The Scoop:The 37-year-old Duncan became the oldest player to record at least 20 points and 20 rebounds since the NBA began tracking rebounds in 1985-86. The double-double was just his second of the season though and his season total figures to decline dramatically from the 36 double-doubles he posted in 2012-13.