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NBA Game Summary - San Antonio at Houston

(Friday, November 27th)

Final Score: San Antonio 92, Houston 84

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Tim Duncan poured in 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, as the San Antonio Spurs held off the Houston Rockets, 92-84, to capture their first road victory of the season.

Tony Parker added 19 points and seven assists for the Spurs, who were 0-4 on the road coming in. Antonio McDyess scored a season-high 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for San Antonio, which has won four in a row after a three-game skid.

"We were thrilled to get out of here with a win, we hung in, we played pretty well in the third quarter, got the lead, Mason did a good job getting back in the game and held on and got a good win on the road," said Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.

Luis Scola ended with 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Rockets, who scored a season-low 12 points in the third quarter on their way to a season-worst 84 points. Trevor Ariza finished with 17 points and a season-best 11 rebounds for Houston, which shot 35.9 percent from the field.

"It's a tough loss. We had a stretch in the third quarter and again we could not make a shot. I thought we were getting good looks, we stayed in it and battled back. We got it to three once and then to two. That stretch in the third quarter just really hurt us," said Houston head coach Rick Adelman.

Down 77-66 early in the fourth, the Rockets used a 10-2 flurry to get within three points. David Andersen's three-pointer cut the deficit to 79-76 with 4:09 to play.

The Spurs responded with seven straight points to build a 10-point margin. McDyess' jumper and pair of free throws made it 86-76 with 1:38 left.

Aaron Brooks recorded a three-point play before a pair of Parker turnovers led to an Ariza trey and Carl Landry short jumper, which cut the Spurs' lead to 86-84 with 40.5 seconds to go.

Richard Jefferson made a pair of foul shots at the other end to extend San Antonio's margin to 88-84 with 33.4 ticks remaining. Brooks missed a 17-foot jumper at the opposite end of the floor, and George Hill made two shots from the charity stripe to make it 90-84 with 28 seconds left.

Keith Bogans made a pair of shots from the foul line to account for the final margin.

The Rockets used eight straight points from Ariza to jump out to a 10-3 lead early on. Houston led for the remainder of the first period and took a 23-18 margin into the second.

The Spurs put together a 10-0 run early in the second stanza to take the lead. Roger Mason's three-pointer gave San Antonio a 31-28 edge with 8:41 until half. The rest of the half was tight and Houston held a 46-44 edge at the break.

San Antonio came out of the half on fire, going on a 14-0 run to start the third. Duncan tallied eight points during the spurt, including a hook shot to give the Spurs a 58-46 lead with 5:52 remaining.

Houston didn't score its first points of the stanza until Scola made a jumper with 4:37 to go. The Rockets made just four field goals in the frame, which allowed the Spurs to take a 68-58 margin into the fourth.

"We couldn't get it in the basket. I think we were playing decent. We were moving the ball and we were taking the shots that we wanted to, they just didn't want to go in. It was very frustrating," said Scola of the third quarter.

Game Notes

The Spurs shot 45.1 percent from the field...Houston lost back-to-back games for the first time all season...Landry and Brooks chipped in 13 and 12 points, respectively...San Antonio snapped a three-game skid in Houston on March 14 of last season with an 88-85 win...The Spurs begin a three-game homestand when they take on the 76ers on Sunday, while the Rockets start a four-game road trip on Sunday at Oklahoma City.

11/28 00:23:40 ET

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