Trans. Dec 2 9:21 ET (Dec 2 9:21 ET ) SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs were struggling to keep up with the young, athletic Atlanta Hawks on their home court. Forward Tim Duncan hit the game-winning basket with four-10ths of a second to go, giving San Antonio a 102-100 win over Atlanta on Monday night. "It was another great play call by coach Pop (coach Gregg Popovich)," Duncan said on his final 16-foot jump shot that swished in. Forward Boris Diaw scored 16 points, guard Tony Parker had 15, Belinelli contributed 13 and center Tiago Splitter added 11 to help the Spurs (15-3) earn their 16th consecutive victory over the Hawks in San Antonio.
Tim Duncan made a jumper with 0.4 seconds left to lift the San Antonio Spurs to a 102-100 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night. Duncan finished with 23 points and 21 rebounds as San Antonio dominated the middle against the younger and more athletic Atlanta front court. Boris Diaw had 16 points and Tiago Splitter finished with 11. Atlanta had all five starters score in double figures.
The San Antonio Spurs had a strong shooting performance from the field in this one, going 44-81 (54.3%), in a blowout 112-93 win over the New Orleans Pelicans. San Antonio (13-1) has now won 11 in a row, dating back to a 102-94 victory over the Denver Nuggets on November 5th. Manu Ginobili came off the bench and put up 16 points on 6-7 shooting, including 4-5 on 3-point attempts, in a solid outing. Other top performers for San Antonio were Tony Parker with 14 points and 7 assists, Boris Diaw with 13 points and 5 rebounds, and Tiago Splitter with 11 points and 6 rebounds.
SAN ANTONIO -- Bench play is major reason why the San Antonio Spurs are off to one of the best starts in franchise history. Reserve guards Manu Ginobili and Marco Belinelli combined for 30 points to push the San Antonio Spurs to their 11th consecutive victory, 112-93 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. The Spurs (13-1) had seven players in double figures, four from the bench. Belinelli and point guard Tony Parker each scored 14, reserve forward Boris Diaw added 13, reserve guard Patty Mills 12, center Tiago Splitter 11 and forward Tim Duncan 10.
The San Antonio Spurs were on fire from the field in this one, going 44-81 (54.3%), in a blowout 112-93 win over the New Orleans Pelicans. This is the 11th straight victory for San Antonio (13-1). Manu Ginobili came off the bench and put up 16 points on 6-7 shooting, including 4-5 on 3-point attempts, in a strong performance. Other top performers for San Antonio were Tony Parker with 14 points and 7 assists, Boris Diaw with 13 points and 5 rebounds, and Tiago Splitter with 11 points and 6 rebounds.