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NBA: San Antonio 97, Sacramento 86

Nov. 10, 2012 at 12:52 AM

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Tim Duncan scored eight of his 23 points during a fourth-quarter rush Friday that gave San Antonio a 97-86 victory over Sacramento.

The Spurs led by one point heading into the final period, but they dominated the quarter while bouncing back from their first loss of the season.

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San Antonio improved to 5-1 for the best early season record in the Western Conference.

Duncan went 9-of-12 from the field as part of San Antonio's overall 48-percent shooting effort. Patty Mills added 18 points off the bench while hitting 8-of-9.

Jason Thompson and Marcus Thornton both had 17 points for the Kings, who had won their previous two games.

San Antonio has split the first two outings of its four-game western trip that will continue with contests against Portland and the Los Angeles Lakers.

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