February 11, 2012
Neal leads Spurs to easy win over Nets
NEWARK, N.J.—Gary Neal scored 18 points, and Tim Duncan recorded his ninth double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs won their seventh in the row with a 103-89 victory over the Nets.
Tony Parker added 12 points, DeJuan Blair finished 11, while Daniel Green and
San Antonio was bolstered by the return of sixth man Manu Ginobili. The Argentinean guard had not played in 22 games after suffering a fractured metacarpal in the Spurs' 106-96 loss in Minnesota on Jan. 2. Ginobili, who spelled Green, scored eight points and had four assists in 17 minutes.
Deron Williams scored 27 points to lead the Nets, who have lost six in a row. Kris Humphries added 15, while Jordan Farmar had 12 and Anthony Morrow 11 as New Jersey fell to 3-10 at home.
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NETS NOTES F Kris Humphries tallied 15 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks in 31 minutes...G Jordan Farmar paced the bench with 12 points, shooting 5-10 while adding 6 rebounds and a season-high-tying 7 assists...G MarShon Brooks, starting for the firs time since returning from his broken toe, scored 7 points (2-10 FGs), pulling down five rebounds.
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|LINE OF THE NIGHT|
27 PTS, 8 AST
9-23 FGs, 7-8 FTs
|On a 3-day break:
"We need a good practice, which we will eventually get on Tuesday. I mean a really good, hard practice; almost sort of a mini-training camp practice. We've been preparing for this time off. We've been looking forward to it."