SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 21 (Ticker) -- Tim Duncan
scored 30 points on 14-of-17 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs won their sixth straight game, 110-93 over the Seattle SuperSonics.
Malik Rose fights for a rebound against Calvin Booth.
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The Spurs (8-2) shot 54 percent (43-of-79) to improved to 6-0 at the Alamodome this season. They had not win six in a row since winning nine straight from March 1-16, 2001.
San Antonio has not lost since dropping a contest to Sacramento on Nov. 4.
Duncan scored 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting with six rebounds in the first quarter as the Spurs opened a 40-20 lead. With the game tied 2-2, San Antonio went on an 18-2 run and never led by less than double digits thereafter.
"It was a great game for us," Duncan said. "We had to attack. I didn't know what exactly they were going to do. I didn't know if they were going to double-team, I just knew I had to be aggressive."
"From the start (the Spurs) were sharp offensively and were coming out to prove a point," Seattle coach Nate McMillan said. "They are the better team and they played that way tonight."
San Antonio's first-quarter output was a season high. It had 68 points by halftime, also a season best.
Five Spurs scored in double figures. Steve Smith
and rookie Tony Parker
had 13 points apiece, David Robinson
added 12 and Malik Rose
contributed 11 off the bench.
scored 17 points and Brent Barry
added 13 for the SuperSonics, who had a two-game road winning streak snapped. Calvin Booth,
who scored a career-high 24 points in a win over Dallas on Tuesday, was the only other player in double figures with 12.
"We came out early," Duncan said. "We kind of owed these guys for what they did to us earlier in the year."
The Sonics defeated the Spurs, 114-108, on November 1 for their first win of the season and San Antonio's first defeat.
San Antonio had more rebounds (43-33), points in the paint (56-42), second-chance points (18-11) and fast-break points (19-13).
"We got beat in every way you could imagine and at no time were we in that game," McMillan said. "Every game this year we've had a chance to win. Tonight, San Antonio beat us after just the first few minutes. It was basically over."
"We played a great game throughout," Duncan said. "Our shooters were open. We had the separation which was needed. This game got us ready for the road."