WRAP/Duncan Has 21 in Spurs Win

Blazers edge Clippers, Lakers shoot 61% in thrashing of Sonics
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2008 5:23 AM CDT
Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, left, dribbles past Seattle SuperSonics' Damien Wilkins in Los Angeles, Friday, March 21, 2008. Bryant scored 23 points in the Lakers' 130-105 win.    (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Perhaps still bristling from their recent four-game losing streak, the Spurs lashed out at the Kings in a 102-89 victory that saw the defending champions get back on track. Tim Duncan amassed 21 points and 10 rebounds, but it was a balanced team effort that overcame Ron Artest's 23 points for Sacramento, the Sacramento Bee reports. Elsewhere in the NBA:

  • LaMarcus Aldridge led his Trail Blazers to a 107-102 victory over a late-threatening Clippers team with 22 points and 12 rebounds, eclipsing Cuttino Mobley's 24 points off the bench.
  • When Lamar Odom had collected 10 points and eight rebounds in the first quarter alone, Seattle's 130-105 loss to the Lakers became all but inevitable.