Duncan, Spurs stroll past Hawks, 105-79

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 24, 2014 at 8:56 pm •  Published: January 24, 2014
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ATLANTA (AP) — Tim Duncan had 17 points and 16 rebounds in another dominant performance against Atlanta and the San Antonio Spurs coasted to a 105-79 win over the short-handed Hawks on Friday night.

Duncan, who blocked four shots, and point guard Tony Parker didn't return after leaving the game with the Spurs leading 77-50 late in the third quarter. The Spurs used backup players in the fourth.

Boris Diaw led the Spurs with 21 points. Patty Mills, who made six of eight 3-pointers, had 18 points.

The Hawks, already short-handed without Pero Antic and DeMarre Carroll, lost point guard Jeff Teague to a left ankle sprain in the second period. Teague didn't return.

Paul Millsap's 15 points led the Hawks, who set a season scoring low.

It was Duncan's second strong showing against the Hawks this season. He had 23 points and 21 rebounds in the Spurs' 102-100 win over the Hawks on Dec. 2 in San Antonio.

Parker had 11 points and seven assists.

Teague was leading the Hawks with nine points when he hurt his ankle by landing on Duncan's foot. Teague then limped off the court.

Even with Teague, the Hawks had only 10 players in uniform. They played their first game after losing Antic for two to four weeks with a stress fracture in his right ankle. Antic had been the replacement for Al Horford, who was lost for the season when he tore his right pectoral muscle on Dec. 26.

Carroll was held out with a mild strain to his left hamstring.

The Spurs also have a new injury problem.



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