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Parker and Duncan help Spurs rout Grizzlies

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 16, 2013 at 11:22 pm •  Published: January 16, 2013

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs are a tough team to beat at home under normal circumstances. Give them a few extra days rest, and they proved too much for the Memphis Grizzlies to overcome.

Tony Parker had 17 points and 11 assists and Tim Duncan added 19 points to help San Antonio beat Memphis 103-82 on Wednesday night, extending the Spurs' home winning streak to 13 games.

Rudy Gay scored 17 points as all five starters scored in double figures for Memphis (24-13), which lost its third straight. Marc Gasol had 12 points, Tony Allen and Zach Randolph each had 11 and Mike Conley 10.

In the middle of a three-game, seven-day home stand, San Antonio dominated the second half in handing Memphis its third-straight 20-point loss.

The Spurs shot 58 percent from the field in becoming just the third team to score more than 100 points against the Grizzlies this season. Boris Diaw added 14, Kawhi Leonard 13 and Tiago Splitter 10 for San Antonio (30-11).

"I think it's the best we've played in two weeks," San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. "We've kind of had a tough time putting it all together in the last couple of weeks, for whatever reason. But tonight, they've worked hard the last three, four, five days in both film and practice. We're trying to get it back to the way we need to play to win."

After averaging 18 turnovers in their last four games, the Spurs only had 13 against the Grizzlies.

San Antonio had 33 assists, marking the ninth time this season they have had at least 30 assists. In addition to Parker's double-digit total, the bench held a 13-2 advantage over Memphis.

"The biggest part was allowing no offensive rebounds," Stephen Jackson said. "We were moving the ball nicely. Once we stopped the offensive rebounding and started making shots, we were able to get a big lead."

Memphis had just one offensive rebound in the second half and was outscored 46-28 in the final two quarters. The Grizzlies did not have any fast-break points and were outscored 46-26 in the paint.

Memphis went 11 minutes without a field goal, bridging midway through the third and fourth quarters.

The Spurs went 11 for 20 from the field in outscoring the Grizzlies 25-15 in the third quarter. Parker, Leonard and Danny Green combined for 18 in the period.

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