Tim Duncan scored 31 points and added 11 rebounds to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a victory over the Washington Wizards, 125-118. San Antonio (36-13) has now won three straight games.
Duncan finished 13-20, in what was an efficient performance. He recorded 5 assists and 3 blocks as well. Other key performers for San Antonio were Patty Mills with 23 points and 6 rebounds, and Danny Green with 22 points and 7 rebounds. John Wall had another strong performance for Washington despite the loss, scoring 29 points on 12-29 shooting, including 2-5 from behind the arc. He also added 9 assists, 5 rebounds and 4 steals. Trevor Ariza contributed 15 points and 10 rebounds, Nene Hilario finished with 12 points and 7 rebounds, and Marcin Gortat put up 11 points and 6 rebounds.
This drops Washington (24-24) to 0-2 against San Antonio on the year.
Coming up next, the Spurs battle the Brooklyn Nets, who are 21-25 on the year. The Wizards go up against the Cleveland Cavaliers, currently 16-33 this season. The Spurs are 1-0 versus Brooklyn this season. The Wizards have a 1-1 record against Cleveland this season.