NBA: San Antonio 88, Houston 81

March 13, 2006 at 6:38 AM

SAN ANTONIO, March 13 (UPI) -- San Antonio's Tim Duncan had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Spurs past the visiting Houston Rockets, 88-81, Sunday evening.

Michael Finley added 15 points and Manu Ginobili had 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists for the Spurs. Nazr Mohammed registered 11 points and eight rebounds as San Antonio has won 17 consecutive games against the Rockets at home.

For the Rockets, Yao Ming had 25 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots. Rafer Alston added 15 points for Houston, which scored just 11 third-quarter points.

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