Final Score: San Antonio 118, Washington 92
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Boris Diaw led a balanced San Antonio attack
with 16 points as the Spurs kept the Washington Wizards winless on the season
with a 118-92 pounding at Verizon Center.
Tiago Splitter added 15 points and 12 rebounds, while Tony Parker also netted
15 points. Tim Duncan had 14, Gary Neal poured in 13, Manu Ginobili scored 12
and Matt Bonner finished with 11 for the Spurs, who have won four straight.
Jordan Crawford paced the Wizards with 19 points and Kevin Seraphin dropped in
18 as Washington fell to 0-12 on the season, adding to the worst start in
"We're all embarrassed, plain and simple. We knew the game plan and didn't
execute it," Wizards forward Martell Webster said. "All-around effort was not
up to par and we have to be better."
Washington controlled the early action, but after a Trevor Ariza putback gave
the Wizards an 11-5 lead, San Antonio answered with a 17-8 run to go on top,
22-19, with about 2 1/2 minutes left in the first quarter.
Webster converted a four-point play to halt the run and start a personal 6-0
push that gave Washington back the lead, but the Spurs closed out the frame
with seven straight points to carry a 29-25 edge into the second quarter.
The Wizards opened the second with a 7-0 spurt to regain a 32-29 advantage
before the Spurs again responded with a 7-2 push to take the lead for good.
Washington would get within two on multiple occasions, but San Antonio ended
the half on a 10-0 spurt to take a 60-48 lead.
The Spurs then shot 72.2 percent from the field in the third quarter as San
Antonio outscored the Wizards, 32-22, en route to a 92-70 lead entering the
fourth, where Washington trailed by at least 22 and by as much as 29 for the
remainder of the game.
"They've been close in a lot of games. They have a young, talented squad and
anything can happen, so it was good that we responded well and everybody that
played contributed," Ginobili said. "That was the key."
Washington forward/center Nene missed the game with a foot injury ... The
Spurs have won 13 straight games over the Wizards ... San Antonio shot 56.3
percent from the floor in the game, while Washington connected on 41.1 percent
of its shots ... Webster finished with 16 points.
11/26 23:42:53 ET
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