NBA Game Summary - Miami at San Antonio
(Wednesday, November 22nd)
Final Score: San Antonio 106, Miami 86
San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Tim Duncan scored 19 points and Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili each contributed 17 as the San Antonio Spurs routed the Miami Heat, 106-86, at the AT&T center.
Duncan was 9-of-17 from the floor and grabbed six rebounds while Parker had five boards and four assists.
Brent Barry added 15 points off the bench and Beno Udrih had 13 for the Spurs, who have won four in a row.
San Antonio shot 49 percent (41-of-83) from the field.
"One good thing about the game is we kept our focus," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "Miami has some tough circumstances with guys being hurt. The main thing we can take away is we kept our focus during the game."
Dwyane Wade poured in 18 points on just 7-of-17 shooting with six helpers and Earl Barron posted 15 points off the bench for the Heat, who have dropped five of their last six contests.
Alonzo Mourning added 10 points as Miami lost its ninth straight in San Antonio.
"The second quarter we just stop playing," Heat head coach Pat Riley stated. "We got frustrated, we went from competing in the first quarter to stop communicating with each other, and then we started to complain."
The Spurs opened up a 10-3 spurt, capped by a Parker jumper early in the contest. San Antonio held its lead until Jason Kapono's layup put Miami up 18-17 with 1:17 to play. Michael Finley, though, nailed a fade away jumper in the final minute for the one-point edge.
In the second frame, Gary Payton drained a jump shot to cut the Heat's deficit to four, 25-21 with 8:37 remaining, but the Spurs went on a 20-6 burst and essentially took over the game from there.
Following a Wade technical, Barry converted on all three free throws before Parker finished the run with a jumper. San Antonio outscored Miami, 38-20 in the quarter and led 57-38 at the half.
The Heat couldn't get anything going in the second half and were never a serious threat. Duncan's bank shot opened up a 21-point advantage early in the third as the Spurs led by as many as 26 midway through the fourth quarter.
Miami finished 45 percent shooting...San Antonio was 9-for-20 from three-point range...Miami hosts Orlando on Friday while San Antonio hosts Dallas...Attendance was 18,797.
11/22 23:43:16 ET