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Spurs, Wolves head to Mexico City

(SportsNetwork.com) - The San Antonio Spurs are back on the road and will try to hand the "hosting" Minnesota Timberwolves a loss Wednesday in Mexico City.

This is all part of the NBA Global Games international initiative and the Wolves, despite residing 1,793 miles from Mexico City, are the host team.

After having an 11-game winning streak stopped at Oklahoma City a week ago, the Spurs have won two of their last three games, including a 102-100 decision versus the Atlanta Hawks Monday in the Alamo City.

Spurs forward Tim Duncan hit the game-winning shot with just fourth-tenths of a second remaining in the game and finished with 23 points and 21 rebounds. He made 10-of-15 shots and added two blocks to his night.

"(Duncan) did a great job," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "We were having a tough night in a lot of ways and he was superb."

Boris Diaw led San Antonio's bench with 16 points and the reserves ended with a 46-21 advantage. Tony Parker had 15 points and seven assists, Marco Belinelli chipped in 13 off the bench and Tiago Splitter netted 11 for the Spurs, who shot 53.8 percent, but committed 19 turnovers.

There were 20 lead changes and 17 ties in the game.

San Antonio is 7-2 as the guest this season and is tied with Portland for the most wins (15) in the Western Conference.

Minnesota is coming off Sunday's 113-103 loss at Oklahoma City, as Kevin Martin and Nikola Pekovic scored 24 and 22 points, respectively. Pekovic grabbed 10 rebounds and Wolves star Kevin Love added 16 points and 12 boards.

Minnesota lost even though it posted 20 points off 15 OKC turnovers and was outscored by a 35-20 margin in the fourth quarter. Thunder star Kevin Durant had his fourth triple-double of 32 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds.

"Fourth quarter, we just went with that small lineup and had some miscommunication and they kind of took control of the game then," Minnesota head coach Rick Adelman said.

Minnesota had an 83-78 edge after three quarters and fell to 9-2 when leading or tied following 36 minutes.

The Timberwolves are 6-3 at home and lost its previous game at Target Center, 117-110 versus Denver last Wednesday. They will also welcome Miami to town on this challenging stretch of two games. San Antonio and Miami, of course, played in last season's NBA Finals.

The Wolves and Spurs split four meetings a season ago and will play three times in 2013-14. San Antonio has won 19 of the last 23 overall meetings in this series, but has dropped three of four contests in the Twin Cities.

12/04 12:08:31 ET

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Wednesday, April 16Full Scoreboard
Chicago86Final(OT) | Box
Charlotte «91
Indiana «101Final | Box
Orlando86
Washington1104th Qtr 5:24 | Box
Boston88CSN-CHI, SportSouth
Brooklyn774th Qtr 5:50 | Box
Cleveland102CSN-DC, CSN-NE
Dallas784th Qtr 11:11 | Box
Memphis75YES, FSN-OH
Philadelphia894th Qtr 10:50 | Box
Miami69FSN-SW, SportSouth, ESPN
Atlanta1004th Qtr 4:33 | Box
Milwaukee93CSN-PHI, SunSports
Utah1004th Qtr 3:55 | Box
Minnesota95SportSouth, FSN-WIS
Houston944th Qtr 3:55 | Box
New Orleans97ROOT-RM, FSN-N
Toronto814th Qtr 7:43 | Box
New York78CSN-HOU, FSN-NO
Detroit974th Qtr 8:44 | Box
Oklahoma City91Sportsnet 360, MSG
LA Lakers1124th Qtr 1:10 | Box
San Antonio98FSN-DET, FSN-OK
Golden State 4/16 10:30 PM ET
Denver TWC SN, FSN-SW
LA Clippers 4/16 10:30 PM ET
Portland FSN-PT, KGW
Phoenix 4/16 10:30 PM ET
Sacramento FSN-AZ, CSN-CA
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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 33 .593 --- 26-15 22-18 32-19 W 2
x-Brooklyn 44 37 .543 4 28-13 16-24 26-25 L 1
New York 36 45 .444 12 18-22 18-23 25-26 W 3
Boston 25 56 .309 23 16-24 9-32 21-30 L 1
Philadelphia 18 63 .222 30 10-31 8-32 13-38 W 1
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 55 26 .679 --- 35-6 20-20 37-14 W 1
x-Chicago 48 33 .593 7 27-14 21-19 35-16 W 1
Cleveland 32 49 .395 23 18-22 14-27 20-31 L 2
Detroit 29 52 .358 26 17-24 12-28 23-29 L 3
Milwaukee 15 66 .185 40 10-30 5-36 12-39 L 2
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 27 .667 --- 32-8 22-19 34-17 L 2
x-Washington 43 38 .531 11 22-19 21-19 32-19 W 3
x-Charlotte 42 39 .519 12 24-16 18-23 29-22 W 2
x-Atlanta 37 44 .457 17 24-17 13-27 27-24 L 1
Orlando 23 58 .284 31 19-21 4-37 17-34 L 3
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 58 23 .716 --- 33-7 25-16 36-16 L 2
x-Portland 53 28 .654 5 30-10 23-18 30-21 W 4
Minnesota 40 41 .494 18 24-16 16-25 23-28 L 2
Denver 36 45 .444 22 22-18 14-27 20-31 L 1
Utah 24 57 .296 34 16-25 8-32 12-39 L 5
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 24 .704 --- 34-7 23-17 36-15 W 2
x-Golden State 50 31 .617 7 27-14 23-17 30-21 W 1
Phoenix 47 34 .580 10 26-15 21-19 27-24 L 3
Sacramento 28 53 .346 29 17-23 11-30 15-36 W 1
LA Lakers 26 55 .321 31 14-27 12-28 14-37 W 1
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 19 .765 --- 32-8 30-11 38-13 L 1
x-Houston 54 27 .667 8 33-8 21-19 31-20 W 2
x-Dallas 49 32 .605 13 26-15 23-17 29-22 W 1
x-Memphis 49 32 .605 13 26-14 23-18 28-23 W 4
New Orleans 33 48 .407 29 21-19 12-29 14-37 W 1
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
14th
DUR 6
NOR 6
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
9th
NYY 2
CHC 0
 
8th
DET 2
CLE 3
 
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
 
7th
TEX 0
SEA 2
 
6th
CWS 1
BOS 1
 
6th
HOU 4
KAN 2
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN 0
TOR 0
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
4th
MIL 89
ATL 97
 
4th
CLE 102
BRK 77
 
4th
MEM 75
DAL 78
 
4th
OKC 88
DET 97
 
4th
NOP 94
HOU 89
 
4th
SAN 96
LAL 107
 
4th
MIA 66
PHI 87
 
4th
NYK 78
TOR 77
 
4th
MIN 90
UTA 100
 
4th
BOS 88
WAS 108
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
1st OT
TAM 4
MON 4
 
3rd
PIT 4
CLB 3
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
14th
DUR 6
NOR 6