NBA: San Antonio 103, Memphis 82

Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:30 PM
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SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Tim Duncan paced San Antonio to a hot shooting effort Wednesday and the Spurs dominated the second half to defeat Memphis 103-82.

It was the third straight loss for the Grizzlies after they had won four in a row and all of the setbacks have been by lopsided scores. They lost by 19 to Dallas last Saturday and then fell by 26 to the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday. Memphis will play five of its next six at home.

San Antonio led by only three at halftime, but limited Memphis to 28 points over the final two quarters.

Duncan scored 19 points, Tony Parker added 17 and Boris Diaw had 14 off the bench. The Spurs shot 57 percent from the floor and converted 9-of-18 from 3-point range.

Rudy Gay had 17 points for the Grizzlies.

San Antonio joined Oklahoma City and the Los Angeles Clippers as the only NBA teams with 30 victories. Going into Wednesday's action no team from the Eastern Conference had more than 24 wins.

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