Final Score: San Antonio 110, Orlando 89
Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - Manu Ginobili drained six 3-pointers en route
to a game-high 20 points as the San Antonio Spurs thumped the Orlando Magic,
110-89, on Wednesday at Amway Center.
Ginobili added five assists, Gary Neal finished with 19 points and Tim Duncan
contributed 15 points and five blocks for the Spurs, who have won five
straight and improved to 9-1 on the road this season. Tony Parker donated 14
points and eight assists, while DeJuan Blair gave 11 points and six boards in
"Our offense has been clicking," Parker said. "We've been sharing the ball
Arron Afflalo netted a team-high 16 points and grabbed five boards, while
Jameer Nelson had 14 points for the Magic, who have lost four of their last
six. Glen Davis donated 12 points in the setback.
Orlando had the hot hand early on, hitting seven of its first 11 shots en
route to a 14-10 lead with 5:33 on the first-quarter clock.
But the Spurs responded with 13 straight points to take a 23-14 lead with 2:37
left. Ginobili drained a pair of treys during the run, which finally came to
an end when Gustavo Ayon put home a layup.
Ginobili buried two more 3-balls over the final minute-plus of the quarter and
finished the session a perfect 4-for-4 from beyond the arc for 12 points as
the Spurs held a 29-18 advantage after 12 minutes.
San Antonio maintained its lead for the duration of the second quarter. A
running bank shot by DeQuan Jones with 6:48 to play before the half cut the
Spurs' lead to five, but the visitors scored the next five points to build the
advantage back to double digits.
A deep deuce by E'Twuan Moore late in the frame made it a nine-point game, but
Parker put in a reverse layup and Duncan buried a trey at the horn to put the
Spurs up 55-41 at halftime.
A jumper by Davis early in the third quarter made it an eight-point game, but
San Antonio was in complete control over the remainder of the game, leading by
as many as 25 en route to the easy victory.
"They're a great team. They've been great for years," Nelson said of the
San Antonio had dropped four of its previous six trips to Orlando entering
play on Wednesday ... The Magic fell to 4-4 at home ... San Antonio shot an
efficient 52.4 percent from the floor and hit 11 3-pointers ... Orlando shot
43.2 percent from the floor and just 2-of-15 from beyond the arc ... The Magic
won the battle on the boards, 46-39, but turned the ball over 17 times,
leading to 16 Spurs points.
11/29 00:24:26 ET
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