Spurs 109, Warriors 98
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) _ David Robinson had 13 points, passing 20,000 career points, leading the San Antonio Spurs to a 109-88 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night.
Robinson, the 27th NBA player to surpass that point total, barely did it against the Warriors. He now has 20,001 points after hitting two free throws _ and drawing a standing ovation _ in the third period.
The Spurs extended their win streak against the Warriors to 16 games. The Warriors’ last win was on March 3, 1998.
Tim Duncan had 15 of his 23 points in the first half, along with seven rebounds, as he led three other Spurs in double figures. Steve Smith had 16, Malik Rose 13 and Bruce Bowen 11.
Antawn Jamison, who was 11-of-18 from the field, led the Warriors with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Larry Hughes had 20 points and Danny Fortson 13.
The Warriors outrebounded the Spurs 48-46, but could not close the gap, shooting 40 percent from the field. Although they started the third quarter with six straight points and cut the lead to 11, that was the closest they got.
When Danny Ferry hit a 3-pointer at 6:33 of the fourth period, the Spurs had their largest lead of the game, 25.
The Warriors led 19-13 before San Antonio went on a 19-3 run. They went into halftime with a 57-42 edge.
Notes: San Antonio had a season high with 31 assists. ... The Warriors are 2-30 when trailing at halftime, worst in the league. ... The Warriors’ Jason Richardson did not play for the second straight game, sitting out with a left ankle sprain. The rookie guard has averaged 19.8 points since the All-Star break.