SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Matt Bonner came off the bench to score 17 points Thursday and led the San Antonio Spurs to a 93-71 whipping of cold-shooting Dallas.
The Spurs won their second in a row since losing Manu Ginobili with a broken hand. Ginobili had surgery Thursday and is expected to be out two months.
San Antonio raced to a 23-8 lead midway through the opening period and Dallas never made a serious run. The teams combined for only 24 points in a sluggish third quarter, 13 by the Spurs.