SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Tim Duncan scored 23 points and Malik Rose had 14 and seven rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs used a huge third quarter Tuesday night to post a 94-75 exhibition victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Duncan made 10-of-15 shots from the floor, 3-of-3 free throws and grabbed five rebounds. The Spurs had a 41-40 halftime lead before he opened the third quarter with a three-point play that sparked a 12-2 run.
Duncan capped it with a basket at 9:08, giving San Antonio a 53-42 lead. The Spurs outscored Philadelphia, 31-19, in the third period.
Philadelphia saw its injury problems grow after Eric Snow fractured his left thumb early in the third quarter. Matt Harpring required stitches after suffering a laceration on his hand late in the period.
Harpring scored 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting before leaving and Speedy Claxton, who missed his rookie season with a knee injury, had 12 points, nine rebounds and five assists.
Dikembe Mutumbo did not play due to lower back soreness and George Lynch was sidelined with a left foot injury. Allen Iverson and Aaron McKie continue to rehab injuries for the defending Eastern Conference champions.