Tim Duncan registered his 10th double-double this season, scoring 21 points and registering 13 rebounds, to help the San Antonio Spurs take down the Dallas Mavericks, 116-107. The Spurs had a strong shooting performance, finishing 37-75 (49.3%) from the field and 35-42 (83.3%) at the free throw line. This is the seventh win for San Antonio (23-7) in its last 10 games.
Duncan finished 7-16 from the field and 7-8 from the free throw line. Other key performers for San Antonio were Tiago Splitter with 12 points and 6 rebounds, and Boris Diaw with 10 points and 5 rebounds. Dirk Nowitzki had another big game for Dallas despite the loss, scoring 25 points on 10-17 shooting from the field and 4-4 from the free throw line. Monta Ellis chipped in 23 points and 6 assists, DeJuan Blair finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Jose Calderon put up 13 points and 7 rebounds.
Dallas (16-13) could not get back-to-back victories after defeating Houston on Monday.
Coming up next, the Spurs take on the Sacramento Kings, who are 8-19 on the year. The Mavericks meet the Chicago Bulls, currently 11-16 this season.