Spurs vs. Nets: Tim Duncan, Spurs Way Too Much For Struggling Nets

February 14th, 2011 by Jim Mancari Leave a reply »
The San Antonio Spurs showed the New Jersey Nets no love on Valentine’s Day, as the top-seed in the Western Conference earned a 102-85 victory at the Prudential Center.

The Spurs have now won five straight games on Valentine’s Day and improve to NBA-best's 46-9 overall and 21-7 on the road. The Nets dropped their second consecutive contest and fall to 17-39.

San Antonio’s All-Star power forward, Tim Duncan, came into the game averaging 22.3 points and 13.2 rebounds against the Nets in his 14-year NBA career. He posted similar numbers in just 23 minutes with 15 points and 11 rebounds, good enough for his 19th double-double of the season.

Spurs’ guards Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker also proved too much for the Nets to handle. Ginobili led all scorers with 22 points, while Parker gave an all-around effort, finishing with 13 points, seven assists and six rebounds.

The Nets' offensive woes continue as they shot just 34 percent from the field.

“We missed countless wide open shots,” said Nets head coach Avery Johnson, who played 10 years for the Spurs and is the franchise leader in assists. &ld ...

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