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NBA Game Summary - Minnesota at San Antonio



(Sunday, January 12th)

Final Score: San Antonio 104, Minnesota 86

San Antonio, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Kawhi Leonard totaled 17 points and six rebounds to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 104-86 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves at AT&T Center.

Tim Duncan added 15 points and eight rebounds and Tony Parker contributed 14 points and 10 assists for the Spurs, who have won their last four. Matt Bonner and Marco Belinelli added 14 and 13 points, respectively, off the bench.

"The team, in general, was great. We had a great third and fourth quarter defensively," said Duncan. "We did a much better job keeping them off the offensive glass, and we were able to get a lead and just keep it. It was great."

Nikola Pekovic tallied 22 and six rebounds and Kevin Love had 14 points with seven rebounds for Minnesota, which has alternated losses and wins over its last seven games. Alexey Shved finished with 11 points in the defeat.

Minnesota opened the second quarter with a 14-6 burst to give them the lead, 35-34, with 5:19 left. The teams traded the lead three more times and were tied on four occasions in the last five minutes and the Spurs led, 52-49, at the half.

The T-Wolves scored the first basket out of the locker room and trailed by one, 52-51, the closest they would get the remainder of the game. The Spurs scored six straight after the Wolves were within one.

Minnesota went on a 7-2 run to pull within three, 71-68, with 3:39 left on the clock, however, the Spurs ended the quarter on a 10-3 surge.

The Wolves came as close as 10 points in the final frame but San Antonio had the game well in hand and cruised to the victory.

"That's just Spurs basketball," said Love. "They're very unselfish, they make the extra play and that's tough to beat, especially when they have a couple of Hall-of-Famers in there.

"They've played together for a long time and they're a good team. We played them well through the half and then they became the San Antonio Spurs. So it's tough, especially when they're here in their building."

After exchanging baskets to begin the game the Spurs led, 12-11, with 4:44 left before they rattled off seven straight. San Antonio led by at least five the rest of the quarter and by as many as nine but Minnesota trailed, 28-21, at the end of the first.

Game Notes

The Spurs travel to New Orleans to face the Pelicans on Monday ... Minnesota will host the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday ... San Antonio went 42-for-74 from the field, while the T-Wolves were 33-for-93 on their field goal attempts.

01/12 22:56:17 ET

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Final
ECU 56
TEMPL 70
Final
NCCU 69
NCAT 58
 
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DET 4
ATL 6
 
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TAM 2
BAL 3
 
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PIT 1
NYY 2
 
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HOU 6
PHI 3
 
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MIA 1
STL 4
 
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SFG 8
CHC 6
 
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CIN 3
CLE 9
 
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CWS 1
LOS 6
 
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ANA 3
MIL 2
 
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CHC 2
OAK 2
 
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SEA 9
SDP 4
 
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KAN 5
TEX 4
 
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ARI 4
COL 3
 
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WAS 5
NYM 4
 
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MIN 9
BOS 8
 
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BAL 5
TOR 0
 
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CHI 108
OKC 105
 
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POR 17
DAL 23
 
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MDES 89
MRGST 76
 
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SIENA 71
NIAG 54
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LEH 62
AMER 68
 
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SCAR 74
ARK 78
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LAF 89
BU 64
 
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PETE 63
FAIR 33
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BUCK 90
HC 83
 
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UNF 71
LIP 57
 
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TENNM 65
MORE 76
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COL 72
NAVY 62
 
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ECU 56
TEMPL 70
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FATL 62
UAB 59
 
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FLGC 62
USCU 63
 
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CHAR 84
WKENT 88
 
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MINN 63
WISC 76
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MIZST 48
SILL 55
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COPST 92
DELST 104
 
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FIU 59
MTST 54
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HAMP 69
NORST 80
 
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NCCU 69
NCAT 58
 
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COOK 72
SCST 62
 
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APP 67
TXST 64
 
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GSOUT 76
TXARL 64
 
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LAMON 50
UGST 58
 
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ODU 67
MARS 50
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TXSA 74
RICE 76
 
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FAM 64
SAV 57
 
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LATU 72
SMISS 61
 
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JST 72
ALAAM 54
 
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GRAM 46
ALAST 70
 
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TXSOU 94
ALCOR 73
 
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NICST 77
CARK 70
 
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TAMCC 85
HOUB 72
 
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NARZ 58
PORST 51
 
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LAM 61
SHSU 67
 
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ARKST 76
SALA 81
 
2nd
PVU 70
SOUTH 72
 
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LALAF 75
ARKLR 69
 
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NO 85
SELA 79
 
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INCWORD 64
ABCHRIST 52
 
9:00pm Tonight
MVSU 0
ARKPB 0
 
2nd
ARZ 97
CAL 60
 
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WASH 47
COL 64
 
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WEBER 74
IDAHO 63
 
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UCONN 53
MEM 54
 
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UTEP 83
UNT 60
 
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STEPH 92
NWST 66
 
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SUTAH 69
SACST 65
 
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DAVID 80
VCU 54
 
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IDST 81
EWASH 85
 
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QUIN 65
MAR 73
 
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BEL 97
EILL 64
 
2nd
DRAK 35
BRAD 38
 
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LBSU 30
CSNO 25
 
2nd
UCI 25
CSFU 22
 
2nd
UCD 25
UCR 30
 
11:00pm Tonight
ARST
STAN
11:00pm Tonight
WASU
UTAH
Final
BOS 3
CAL 4
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WAS 1
MIN 2
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PHI 3
STL 1
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FLA 3
DAL 4
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TAM 4
TOR 2
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NAS 3
NYI 4
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ARI 2
VAN 0
 
1st
LOS 2
MON 0