SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tony Parker had 22 points and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed in 99-87 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.
San Antonio led by as many as 18 points in winning its 12th straight regular season home game over Brooklyn.
Deron Williams had 24 points and Mirza Teletovic had 22 for the Nets (5-8), who lost for the sixth time in seven games.
Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green each had 21 points for the defending champion Spurs (8-4).
Tim Duncan had seven points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, four blocked shots and three steals in 25 minutes. The Spurs chose to rest Duncan for the remainder of the game after the 38-year-old forward played the first 7 minutes of the second half.
Spurs: Marco Belinelli, who missed the eight previous games with a strained groin, got his second start of the season. He started 25 games last season. … Parker entered shooting 13 for 19 on 3-pointers, which is the third best start after 12 games in league history. Parker’s 68 percent shooting trails Philadephia’s Aaron McKie (71 percent) in 2004 and Spurs teammate Austin Daye (69 percent), then with the Pistons in 2013. . G Patty Mills (right shoulder surgery) and G Cory Joseph (sprained left ankle) both sat out the game along with F Matt Bonner (stomach virus) and C Tiago Splitter (strained right calf).
Nets: F Andrei Kirilenko missed his second game for “personal reasons,” according to the Nets. Brooklyn coach Lionel Hollins told reporters he did not know if Kirilenko will return. The veteran forward is reportedly unhappy about his lack of playing time. . F Kevin Garnett sat out the second game of a back-to-back. . Bogdanovic is the only rookie with two games of 20-plus points this season. . The Nets have not won a regular season game in San Antonio since a 92-86 victory on Jan. 22, 2002. The Nets did win Game 2 of the NBA Finals on June 6, 2003.
Spurs: Host Indiana on Wednesday.
Nets: At Philadelphia on Wednesday.
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