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Spurs 92, Timberwolves 76

March 19, 1998

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Tim Duncan had 20 points and 11 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs held the Minnesota Timberwolves to a season-low point total in a 92-76 victory Wednesday night

Avery Johnson scored 22 points for San Antonio, which has won nine of its last 12 games. David Robinson finished with 15 points after entering the fourth quarter 0-of-9 from the field.

Robinson didn’t connect on his first field goal until he hit a short jumper with 10:45 remaining. He scored 12 points in the final quarter and finished the game 3-of-12 from the field.

Kevin Garnett had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Minnesota, but had only two points in the second half. Stanley Roberts scored 15 points on 7-of-12 shooting, and Stephon Marbury had 13 points and 12 assists for the Wolves, who shot only 36 percent from the field.

Notes: The Wolves started 6-foot-11, 240-pound Cherokee Parks at center instead of 7-foot, 290-pound Stanley Roberts to have a quicker lineup against the agile Spurs’ front line. The Wolves are 16-12 when Parks starts. ... The Wolves’ Bill Curley entered Wednesday’s game with 47.3 seconds remaining in the first half. It was his first NBA action since the final game of the 1995 season, his rookie year with the Detroit Pistons. He missed time due to a series of knee, ankle and leg injuries. He scored with 9.9 seconds remaining in the half. ... Robinson and Duncan have posted double-doubles in the same game 25 times this season.

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