NBA Game Summary - Washington at San Antonio
(Monday, January 17th)
Final Score: San Antonio 101, Washington 73
San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Tony Parker collected 23 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, as the San Antonio Spurs pounded the Washington Wizards, 101-73, at the SBC Center.
Devin Brown had a team-high 24 points for the Spurs, who rebounded from Saturday's loss to Houston to pick up their third win in four games.
"We lost a tough game in Houston (on Saturday)," Brown said. "We just had to bring more juice tonight, more focus. That's what we did."
Brent Barry was 5-for-5 from three-point range and ended with 17 points, as San Antonio made 12-of-16 tries from beyond the arc. Tim Duncan added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Spurs.
Jarvis Hayes netted a season-high 27 points for the Wizards, who had their season-best winning streak halted at seven games. Juan Dixon was the only other Washington scorer in double figures with 10 points.
The Wizards played their first game without Larry Hughes, as the guard sat out with a broken thumb suffered in Saturday's win over the Phoenix Suns. Hughes, who leads the NBA in steals with an average of 2.82 per-game, is expected to miss four-to-six weeks with the injury.
Gilbert Arenas had a terrible night for the Wizards, as he scored just three points while shooting 0-for-12 from the floor. Antawn Jamison also struggled and scored just six points on 2-of-8 shooting. As a team, Washington made just 32-percent of its shots (27-of-85).
"Their rotation is so great," Arenas said of San Antonio's defense. "They didn't let us do anything tonight. We couldn't get a good look or an easy look."
The Spurs jumped out to a quick start, as they scored the game's first eight points. Brendan Haywood's dunk finally got Washington on the board with 8:26 left in the first, but San Antonio responded with a 13-0 run to grab a 21-2 advantage. The Wizards would trail by double digits the rest of the way.
Brown drilled a three-pointer with 2:15 remaining in the quarter to give San Antonio a 28-7 lead, but the Wizards would close the period with an 8-2 run to make it 30-15 after 12 minutes.
Parker had an excellent first quarter, posting nine points, five rebounds and four assists. Hayes had eight points to lead the Wizards, who shot a dismal 28.6 percent (6-of-21) in the opening period.
The Wizards were able to cut the lead to 13 after a pair of free throws by Arenas in the first minute of the second quarter, but that's as close as they would get for the remainder of the game.
The Spurs' lead was at 47-32 with just over five minutes left in the first half and they closed the quarter with an 8-2 run to take a 55-34 advantage into the locker room.
Parker and Barry each had 11 points to lead the Spurs at the break, while Hayes paced Washington with 10.
San Antonio continued to increase its lead in the second half and led 77-50 at the end of three quarters. From that point it was smooth sailing for the Spurs, who led by as many as 31 points in the final 12 minutes.
Washington was held to a season low in points (73) and field goals (27)...The Spurs were without guard Manu Ginobili, who was forced to sit out with a quadriceps injury...The Wizards have dropped five straight in San Antonio and haven't defeated the Spurs on the road since December 11, 1999...San Antonio made 52-percent of its shots (39-of-75)...The Wizards were on their longest winning streak since a nine-game run during the 2001-02 season.
01/18 00:07:02 ET