Wed, Dec 13, 2006 - Page 18 News List

Spurs gouge into Clippers


At Los Angeles, Tony Parker scored 21 points, Manu Ginobili added 18 and the San Antonio Spurs led from start to finish.

The victory was the Spurs' second lopsided win over the Clippers in four days. They routed them 111-82 on Friday night in San Antonio.

Tim Duncan had 17 points, six assists and five rebounds for the Spurs, and reserve Brent Barry scored a game-high 24 points, most of them in garbage time.

Elton Brand led the lethargic Clippers with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Paul Davis had 15 points and Shaun Livingston had 11 points and eight assists.

At New York, Jason Kidd climbed to third on the career triple-double list to help the New Jersey Nets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 105-92 on Monday.

The win also snapped a three-game losing streak for New Jersey (8-12), and allowed the Nets to stay top of the Atlantic Division standings despite their sub-.500 record.

Vince Carter also set a franchise record with nine three-pointers on the way to 37 points and New Jersey tied a team record by making 15 shots from beyond the arc in 30 attempts.

Kidd picked up his 79th career triple-double to move ahead of Wilt Chamberlin on the all-time list. He finished with 12 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds.

In other games, it was: Heat 99, Raptors 77; Trail Blazers 81, 76ers 79; Hornets 95, Cavs 89; Celtics 97, Knicks 90.

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