NBA Game Summary - San Antonio at Denver
(Thursday, December 4th)
Final Score: San Antonio 108, Denver 91
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Tony Parker scored 22 points with eight assists and Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili added 21 apiece, as San Antonio pounded Denver, 108-91.
Matt Bonner added 14 points with eight rebounds and Duncan pulled down 12 rebounds with seven assists for the Spurs, who snapped a two-game losing skid.
Carmelo Anthony led a balanced attack with 16 points and Joe Smith notched a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Kenyon Martin, along with Nene and Chauncey Billups, donated 12 points apiece for the Nuggets, who saw their three-game winning streak come to an end.
San Antonio held on to a tenuous 30-26 edge after the first period, but took control in the second stanza.
An 11-0 stretch gave the Spurs a comfortable 14-point edge. Ginobili drained a three to start the spurt and George Hill scored the final five points, including a long trey, for the 47-33 edge with 6:05 to play.
San Antonio also scored the final seven points of the half, with Bonner's trey and back-to-back jumpers by Parker, for a 61-41 lead after 24 minutes.
Duncan's slam built San Antonio's edge to 78-55 late in the third stanza, but Denver rallied with a 12-5 stretch to end the period. Martin's slam off an Anthony pass cut the deficit to 83-67 after 36 minutes.
The Spurs were never seriously threatened during the fourth quarter.
San Antonio won for the first time in its last three trips to Denver...San Antonio is 4-4 on the road this season, while Denver dropped to 7-3 at home...San Antonio shot 50 percent from the floor, while Denver made 44.3 percent of its shots...Denver struggled from the charity stripe, making just 14-of-23 attempts...Attendance 15,866.
12/05 01:34:58 ET