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                  === Short-handed Spurs breeze past Nets ===
 
 Brooklyn,  NY  (Sports Network) - While  the Spurs were once again without Tim
 Duncan  and Manu  Ginobili, they  weren't needed  as San  Antonio generated  a
 similar result as its previous encounter with Brooklyn.
 
 Tony  Parker registered  29 points  and  11 assists  as the  Spurs once  again
 breezed past the Nets, 111-86, on Sunday at Barclays Center.
 
 The  Spurs shot  an impressive 12-for-19 from beyond the arc, with Danny Green
 knocking  down four from long distance and Matt Bonner connecting on all three
 of his attempts.
 
 Green  scored 14 points and Bonner followed with 11 as San Antonio returned to
 its  winning  ways after  having its  11-game win streak  snapped on Friday in
 Detroit.
 
 "We  needed  a win," Parker remarked.  "We were very disappointed after a loss
 against Detroit."
 
 Brooklyn,  which  scored just five  points in the  third quarter of its 104-73
 setback  in San Antonio  on Dec. 31, managed just 29 points over the final two
 frames on Sunday for its sixth loss in nine games.
 
 "Offensively,  the  push wasn't there in  the second half," Nets interim coach
 P.J.  Carlesimo said. "A lot of the things that we did well, we stopped doing.
 We  got  very careless with  the ball, turning  it over, getting stripped, not
 finishing."
 
 Joe  Johnson scored 19 points, Brook Lopez had 18 with nine rebounds and Deron
 Williams totaled 15 points in the setback.
 
 The  Nets  were thriving  from 3-point  range early,  hitting 4-of-5 from long
 distance  in the first to help open up a 35-25 lead, but it slowly began to go
 downhill from there.
 
 Brooklyn managed to make just two of its final 14 attempts from beyond the arc
 the rest of the way.
 
 After trailing by as many as 11, the Spurs started to put things together late
 in  the  second before tying  the game  at 61-61 with  8:22 left in the third,
 where San Antonio outscored Brooklyn 30-14.
 
 Parker had a big hand in San Antonio's rally, as he shredded through the Nets'
 defense for 10 points in addition to handing out four assists in the period.
 
 After  scoring  on a  reverse layup,  Parker set  Bonner up  for a trey before
 handing off to Boris Diaw under the basket for a score to help the Spurs close
 out the quarter on 7-0 run and take an 81-71 advantage into the fourth.
 
 San  Antonio quickly turned up the heat by putting together an impressive 30-9
 run  to put the  contest away. The surge featured triples from Diaw and Parker
 before  Bonner  knocked down his second  during the stretch to create a 101-80
 spread with 4:23 remaining.
 
 The Nets shot 56.4 percent in the first half, but were a brutal 12-for-33 over
 the  final two  sessions and their 11 giveaways during the stretch turned into
 19 points for the Spurs.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 San  Antonio became the  first team this season to reach 40 wins ... The Spurs
 have  won 19  of the last 20  contests with the Nets ... Brooklyn committed 18
 turnovers  for the  night, while San Antonio had just seven ... Tiago Splitter
 finished with 13 points and nine boards for the Spurs.
 
 
 02/11 00:27:04 ET