ATLANTA, April 5 (UPI) --
Manu Ginobili picked up San Antonio down the stretch, scoring 12 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter of the Spurs' 97-90 win over Atlanta.
Tony Parker pumped in 26 points and Tim Duncan contributed 17 points and six rebounds for the Southwest Division-champion Spurs.
The Hawks, who hold the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference, were led by Joe Johnson with 21 points while Jamal Crawford scored 20 off the bench.
Atlanta, which was playing without Josh Smith (knee), also lost his replacement when Jason Collins left the game in the second quarter with a sprained ankle.
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