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                     === Parker leads Spurs past Wolves ===
 San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Tony Parker scored 20 points and dished out
 six  assists to lead  the San Antonio Spurs to a 106-88 win over the Minnesota
 Timberwolves on Sunday
 Gary  Neal  added 15 points, Tim  Duncan added 12 points, nine rebounds, seven
 blocked  shots and five assists, and Manu Ginobili finished with 12 points for
 the Spurs, who have won 12 straight games at the AT&T Center.
 "This is what you call 'The Dog Days' right around now.  Guys are a little
 tired.  Our schedule is a little tough, but we're working through it," Duncan
 said. "We're winning games.  We're fighting.  We're not playing as well as we
 want to, but we're trying to get back to where we feel like we have a good
 J.J.  Barea scored 15 points, Nikola Pekovic added 14 and Luke Ridnour chipped
 in with 13 points and six assists for the Timberwolves, who haven't won in San
 Antonio since the 2003-04 season.
 "We couldn't knock down shots and (their bench) did a good job with their
 energy, getting some opportunities for them and getting them back in a
 rhythm," said Wolves active head coach Terry Porter.
 The Spurs led 78-71 entering the fourth quarter, but quickly pushed their lead
 to 90-75 following a 12-4 run. Minnesota scored the next five points to cut it
 to  90-80 with seven  minutes left, but San Antonio responded with a 9-0 push,
 capped with Stephen Jackson's triple with 5 1/2 minutes left.
 The  Wolves  didn't get closer than  15 the rest of  the way en route to their
 ninth loss in 13 tries.
 The  teams  traded blows early  until an 8-1 swing  gave Minnesota a 16-7 lead
 midway through the first quarter.
 San  Antonio, though, outscored  the Wolves 17-5 the rest of the way to take a
 24-21 lead after the first 12 minutes.
 The  Spurs' lead  swelled to 36-25 following Jackson's trey at the nine minute
 mark,  but the  Wolves were  able to  trim the  deficit to  38-35 after  Barea
 drilled a triple 1 1/2 minutes later.
 San  Antonio was able  to push its cushion to 50-43 with 3:24 remaining in the
 first  half, but  Minnesota's 7-2 surge cut  the lead to 52-50 with 26 seconds
 Danny Green, though, nailed a 71-foot buzzer beater to send the Spurs into the
 break with a 55-50 lead.
 Minnesota  scored the first four points of the third quarter to make it 55-54,
 but the Spurs responded with an 11-0 run to go up 65-54. The Wolves managed to
 cut  the  lead to  four three  times in the  frame, but  didn't get closer the
 rest of the way.
                                   Game Notes
 The  Spurs outscored the Wolves, 54-34, in the paint ... San Antonio shot 56.3
 percent  (45-for-80)  from the  floor while holding  Minnesota to 37.1 percent
 (33-for-89)  percent efficiency  from the field ... Minnesota was without head
 coach Rick Adelman for the fourth straight game. Adelman is taking time off to
 deal with a personal matter.
 01/14 00:11:06 ET